Lisa Kudrow on which ‘Friends’ reunion guest shocked her

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The hotly anticipated “Friends” reunion particular, which hits HBO Max on Thursday, May 27, was “emotional” to movie, Lisa Kudrow stated. 

“It was every emotion,” Kudrow, 57, informed the Post. “It was a lot of laughing and then real blubbering — which, I don’t know if that will be in there, but the puffy eyes are in there, so that’s good. It was an emotionally exhausting and great few days.”

Called “Friends: The Reunion,” the special reunites the celebrities of the hit sitcom, which aired from 1994-2004 on NBC. The particular was initially scheduled to be a part of HBO Max’s launch in May of 2020 — however after getting delayed by the pandemic, it’s lastly premiering one 12 months later. 

"Friends" cast members Matt LeBlanc (left) Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox
Matt LeBlanc (left) Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox in “Friends”
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Kudrow, who rose to fame starring because the eccentric Phoebe Buffay, can be joined by Jennifer Aniston who performed fashion-forward Rachel, Courteney Cox, who performed uptight Monica, Matt LeBlanc, who performed flirty Joey, Matthew Perry, who performed sarcastic Chandler, and David Schwimmer, who performed neurotic Ross. 

The solid members received’t seem in character, Kudrow stated. 

“It’s completely unscripted. It’s us seeing each other and they rebuilt the sets on [the show’s original Warner Bros soundstage] Stage 24. It’s done really well, too. But it’s us, and also just cutting around — there are clips and things.”

Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe plays her guitar in "Friends"
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe in Central Perk in “Friends”
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For occasion, Kudrow stated, the solid can be viewing some video footage chronicling their time on the sequence that they hadn’t seen earlier than. 

“It turns out [a crew member] was taking home movies that I didn’t know about, and that was brilliant [to see]. There’s so much great stuff.”

In the particular, the core solid will reunite on the iconic “Friends” sets such because the gang’s notorious espresso store haunt spot Central Perk, Monica and Rachel’s improbably spacious purple-walled house, and Joey and Chandler’s bachelor pad — full with their reclining chairs. 

Matt LeBlanc (left) Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, and Jennifer Aniston in "Friends" in 1994
Matt LeBlanc (left) Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, and Jennifer Aniston in “Friends” in 1994
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As HBO Max has introduced, they’ll even be joined by a staggering who’s who of famous guests, together with David Beckham, BTS, James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Malala Yousafzai, and extra. 

“There’s just a lot of surprises — like, things we weren’t expecting,” stated Kudrow. “People showing up that we were surprised by. There’s a lot going on in it.” 

Some of the particular friends have been significantly stunning to the “Friends” solid. 

“I was like, ‘Wait, that’s Justin Bieber. Right? Would he be here? Is he here? He’s really here; that’s Justin Bieber!” stated Kudrow. “That was kind of exciting. I’m throwing in a ‘kind of’ so that I seem a little cooler. It was exciting. I don’t get excited about meeting people — but Justin Bieber, he’s exciting.”

Jennifer Aniston (left) Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox (right) in "Friends"
Jennifer Aniston (left) Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox in “Friends”
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Kudrow stated she’s grateful that “Friends” made its solid well-known within the ‘90s and early 2000s. 

“I think we’re always glad about the way things happened when they did. Because if it were now, it would be overwhelming with social media and everything else. But even in the ‘90s you had to make an effort like ‘Don’t look yourself up on the internet! You won’t like it.’”

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