Friends star Lisa Kudrow has revealed why she has never watched the 10 season long sitcom she starred in.
Kudrow, 56, told her Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors interview series that she had never watched what some consider one of the best and most enduring sitcoms of all time.
The show spanned 10 seasons and 234 episodes, and while Aniston added she has been revisiting the show lately, Kudrow has not.
‘I don’t watch the show. I’m still not watching it in the hopes that one day we sit down and watch them together,’ Kudrow said.
The show made headlines in November when it was revealed all of the original cast members – Kudrow, Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer – will reunite in a new special for HBO Max.
Series co-creator Marta Kaufman revealed last week that they hope to shoot the Friends reunion special in August.
They also reminisced about their first meeting – at the first table read for the pilot episode, with Aniston even remembering what everyone wore.
‘You were wearing an appropriate Phoebe Buffay — like a white linen, hippie shirt, and you had a bunch of seashells and necklaces on,’ Aniston said.
‘And you had your hair pulled up in two little clips, and you had these little blond tendrils. So, so, so beautiful! And Courteney [Cox] had on a pink baby tee with a white trim,’ Aniston added.
Aniston added that she was recently finding Friends clips on the Internet, while she was with Courtney Cox.
‘This one time I was with Courteney, and we were trying to find something to reference, an old ‘Friends’ thing,’ Aniston said.
And then we stumbled on — there’s bloopers online — and we sat there at the computer like two nerds watching these bloopers laughing at ourselves,’ she added.
Aniston also said when she watched those old episodes, she will, ‘usually remember where we broke during the scene.’
She added that Aniston and her would ‘get into these fits of laughter because you had this wonderful ability to — you were about to hit your punchline, and you would do this adorable thing where you would break.’
‘You would say the punchline, and you would always turn to the audience and say, “I’m sorry, it’s really funny.”‘