‘Friends’ reunion to start filming next month, David Schwimmer confirms
After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion will finally start filming next month, David Schwimmer confirmed.
Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in the beloved sitcom, dropped the news in an interview on Andy Cohen’s “Radio Andy” show on SiriusXM last Wednesday, March 3.
“It’s happening. Actually, in a little over a month, I’m heading out to L.A.,” Schwimmer answered after being asked about the status of the reunion special.
“So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way, I think, to film it safely. And there’s going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols,” he added.
Schwimmer also clarified that Ellen DeGeneres will not be hosting the said onscreen reunion, although he cannot disclose who the real host is for now.
The HBO Max special was originally set to start filming back in March 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic-induced lockdown in the United States, as well as in many other countries.
Around a month before Schwimmer confirmed the news, HBO Chief Casey Boys shared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the “Friends” reunion would start filming in Spring.
Schwimmer will be joined by co-stars Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Cox), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) and Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) for the onscreen reunion of the iconic cast.
In the reunion, which will be unscripted, fans can expect the six stars to act as themselves and chat about the NBC sitcom and bond together in an interview. The one-off reunion will not be a reboot episode where the six will appear in character. Ian Biong /ra
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