Friends Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

28th May 2015

Quote: "I went through his manager and gave him all the details. One day, someone in the office brought me a faxed letter written to me by Paul himself! He thanked me for my interest and said how flattered he was, but it was a very busy time for him." Friends casting director Leslie Litt reveals she offered Sir Paul MCCartney the chance to play the father of Helen Baxendale's character on the show. The part eventually went to Tom Conti.

2nd March 2015

Fact: Actress Aisha Tyler had to sit out Monday's (02Mar15) episode of her U.S. daytime show The Talk after heavy snow on Sunday (01Mar15) forced airline bosses to cancel her Los Angeles-bound flight from America's East Coast. The Archer star managed to get a new flight on Monday morning, but then got stuck in traffic as she tried to rush from LAX Airport to The Talk's studio and ended up missing the taping. Her former Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow, who was the show's interviewee, sat in on the panel in Tyler's absence. Another actress, Alyssa Milano, also appeared as a guest co-presenter in place of Sara Gilbert, who gave birth to her first child with Linda Perry on Saturday (28Feb15).

17th February 2015

Quote: "It was a fascinating trip because no one... recognised me... Friends is all over the place and usually I get recognised, and I kind of looked at it like a nice break... No one was staring at me or asking for my picture or anything, and it was really great, until I wanted something... As soon as I wanted something, I realised that fame is kind of great." Friends star Matthew Perry has mixed feelings about his anonymity during a recent trip to Hong Kong.

23rd September 2014

Fact: Former Friends star Courteney Cox is an executive producer of funnyman Craig Ferguson's new Tv game show Celebrity Name Game.

16th June 2014

Fact: Popular children's character Thomas The Tank Engine is set to pull in to his own theme park. The venue, called Thomas Land, will be located at Edaville USA Railroad in Carver, Massachusetts and feature 14 rides inspired by the hit British Tv show Thomas & Friends. The park is expected to open next summer (15).

27th May 2014

Quote: "I never wanted to run from Joey. I'm proud of him, not ashamed. He changed my life. I'm not the kind of guy to do Hamlet at the Globe theatre. It just doesn't sound like fun to me. If nothing else comes along for me, so be it. I've had my fair share of success. Anything else is just gravy." Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc embraces the onscreen character that made him famous.

22nd April 2014

Quote: "Let me tell you something: there's six Friends and I've been trying to put together a cast dinner for 10 years. It doesn't happen!" Actress Courteney Cox insists there will never be a Friends reunion because it is too difficult to get everyone together.

26th February 2014

Quote: "The weirdest thing was walking into a room, a restaurant, a bar, a movie theater, anywhere there's a lot of people, and everybody sort of stopping what they're doing and taking notice you're in the room. And they know you, or they think they do... but they're all strangers to you." Matt LeBlanc on the hysteria surrounding him and the cast during the height of Friends' popularity.

26th February 2014

Quote: "I can think of a lot worse problems to have than being stuck with people's perceptions of Joey. If people think that's who I am, then I've done my job. Now I'm pigeonholed as an a**hole version of myself. But that's fun." Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc doesn't mind fans labelling him as dim-witted like his persona on the beloved sitcom.

31st July 2013

Tweet: "Thank you for all the happy birthday wishes. Out to dinner now." Friends star Lisa Kudrow marked her 50th birthday on Tuesday (30Jul13) by going out for dinner.

16th June 2013

Quote: "Kate Middleton... Does she do her hair herself? She's got a hard job being scrutinised like that. When I have a bad hair day, my hair just goes in a clip." Actress Jennifer Aniston, once known for her famous Friends haircut, admires the luscious locks of British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge.

11th April 2013

Fact: Former Friends star Matthew Perry has a Red Bull drinks dispenser at his Hollywood Hills home.

21st February 2013

Fact: Former Friends star Matthew Perry has suffered a loss on the property market after selling his three-bedroom Hollywood Hills home for $4.7 million (£2.9 million) - $1 million (£625,000) less than his original asking price.

10th August 2012

Quote: "London's funny in the summer time because the weather is so foul so often (that) when the sun does come out you see these pasty English people just peeling their clothes off." Former Friends star Matt Le Blanc on the strangest thing about filming TV show Episodes in England.

30th July 2012

Quote: "I was with my son and it was a song he was playing. I can't remember the specific song, but I know he had to put his hands on me to get me to stop. He was mortified, I'm not allowed to sing or dance." Friends star Lisa Kudrow's son Julian is embarrassed by his mother's dance moves.

19th July 2012

Quote: "He doesn't want siblings. Since he could talk he'd say, 'No, no, I don't want a sister or a brother.' Someone would get pregnant and he'd say, 'But you're not, right?' I feel bad. Only because he alone will have to deal with his parents when they're old." Friends star Lisa Kudrow's son Julian enjoys being an only child.

29th June 2012

Fact: Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc went to high school with top U.S. comedian Louis C.K.

12th June 2012

Fact: Soccer ace David Beckham, The Sopranos star James Gandolfini and Friends actor Matthew Perry were among the ice hockey fans who turned out in Los Angeles on Monday night (11Jun12) to see the L.A. Kings triumph 6-1 over the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup.

7th May 2012

Quote: "People will speak slowly to me sometimes. And they always ask me if I'm all right, because I'm much more low-key and reserved than my character in Friends. They think that I'm depressed, or I'm sad, or upset." Matt LeBlanc has to contend with fans' assumptions he is as dim as his famous Friends character Joey Tribbiani.

19th March 2012

Quote: "Friends is still on the air here in the U.S. I'm just starting to watch it again because my daughter likes to watch it, and I'm looking at it and thinking, 'That's just hysterical'. It was such a great show." Courteney Cox's daughter Coco loves to see the actress on screen in her most famous role.

23rd February 2012

Quote: "I can't imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now. I can't imagine what that would be. It's not normal. Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theatre. It doesn't make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self." Jennifer Aniston is adamant a Friends reunion movie would not make sense.

20th February 2012

Fact: Former Friends star Matthew Perry is returning to TV for a recurring role on hit legal drama The Good Wife. The actor will join Julianna Margulies on the show and portray an attorney from Chicago investigating a police shooting.

31st May 2007

Fact: Friends actor JAMES MICHAEL TYLER - who played Gunther in the hit TV series - appears in the video for the new CHICANE track COME TOMORROW.

1st June 2006

Quote: "My son does not watch Friends. I think he's too young, it's too much talking and it bores him - except for the one with the turkey on JOEY's head." Former FRIENDS star Lisa Kudrow limits TV viewing for her eight-year-old son JULIAN.

7th April 2006

Quote: "That's not going to happen now, I don't think ever. Who would want that, really?" Jennifer Aniston again insists there will never be a Friends reunion.

6th April 2006

Fact: Defunct sitcom Friends is still making money - advertisers have to pay an average of $222,000 (GBP127,000) for a 30-second commercial during one of the show's repeats, according to US publication TV Guide.

31st March 2006

Fact: Meg Ryan's ex-boyfriend and CINDERELLA MAN star Craig Bierko was originally offered the chance to play CHANDLER BING on Friends but passed on the role. Matthew Perry was the second choice to play the comical sitcom star.

30th March 2006

Fact: Former Friends actress Lisa Kudrow launched the 20th London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival last night (29MAR06). Kudrow also stars alongside Steve Coogan in new movie Happy Endings, being screened at the festival, which runs until 12 April (06).

30th March 2006

Fact: Former Friends actress Lisa Kudrow launched the 20th London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival last night (29MAR06). Kudrow also stars alongside Steve Coogan in new movie Happy Endings, being screened at the festival, which runs until 12 April (06).

14th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I was two stages over when I was filming RUMOR HAS IT so I got to visit the set. It was pathetic. I went up to my dressing room and sat there." JENNIFER ANISTON struggled to cope with the end of Friends. </p>

26th October 2005

Fact: <p>Friends funnyman Matthew Perry is getting serious to star in a new TV movie about a real-life teacher working at one of Manhattan, New York's toughest schools. The actor will take the lead role in THE RON CLARK STORY. </p>

25th October 2005

Fact: <p>It was a Friends reunion of sorts on the set of Jennifer Aniston's new thriller DERAILED - sitcom stars Melissa George and Tom Conti also appear in the film. </p>

14th October 2005

Fact: <p>The stars of Friends will each net $16 million (GBP8.9 million) over the next two years from re-runs of the popular TV sitcom. </p>


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