It’s been more than a decade since the last episode of FRIENDS was aired. This is one of the most irresistible series and we can watch it over and over again. However, no matter how many times you watch the show you still wouldn’t know what these actors had to go thru while filming the series. Take a look for yourself:
The cast of Friends took a trip to Las Vegas with a stay at Caesars Palace, all expense paid. This was way before the show was aired. Simple reason – Director James Burrows wanted the cast to enjoy the last moments of anonymity.
At the launch of season two in 1997. All 6 cast members united and demanded equal alary for all. Which was $100,000 per episode.
The role of Ross Gellar was truly meant for David Schwimmer. Working with David before, Executive producer of the show always wanted him to play the role of Ross, especially for his voice.
Chandler was never Gay and neither was he meant to be Gay on the show. Categorically announced by David Crane in 1997, to Entertainment Weekly – “No, Chandler isn’t gay. Nor will he be gay.” Many fans, including cast members thought Chandlers role was Gay.
Believe it or not. But Joey’s character was originally going to be the one of an intellectual person. It was Matt LeBlanc who convinced the production to change the character to being a little slow.
Matthew Perry went into rehab in 1997. Due to the addiction of prescription drugs and alcohol. This happened again in 2001.
Racheal was never going to appear in the Last Season of Friends. By the time the series was going to end. Jennifer Anniston became very popular, landing with some major roles.
Monica and Chandlers apartment number changed after initial few seasons. The producers realized the number 5 for Monica’s apartment on higher floor did not make sense. Gradually it was changed to Apartment 20 for Monica and 19 for Chandlers.
Ursula appeared in the hit series of Mad About You. Lisa Kudrow was already playing the role of Ursula in the series, this was when the producers decided a twin sister plot for Kudrow.