35 Things You Never Knew About ‘Friends’ … NO WAY At #10!
When the show Friends premiered in 1994, no one could have foreseen it becoming a cultural phenomenon. How many of your own friends obsessively listened to its theme song, “I’ll Be There For You?” Every time I finished watching an episode, I always wanted to meet up with my friends at a coffee shop and emulate the playful banter the stars of the show mastered so beautifully.
It’s hard to believe that it has already been 11 years since the series ended. For those wishing to reminisce on the show of our youth, here are some fun and interesting facts.
#1. From first to last.
David Schwimmer was the first actor cast, Jennifer Aniston was the last. In fact, the character of Ross was written specifically for Schwimmer. Aniston had to audition for the role.
#2. It could have been a different show.
Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe. Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch and Megan Mullally also auditioned for the role. It's hard to imagine anyone else playing the six main characters.
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#3. That girl on stage with Bruce Springsteen.
Courtney Cox was the most famous actor at the beginning of the series. She was "that girl" in Bruce Springteen's music video, "Dancing In The Dark." She was dating actor Michael Keaton at the time, making her new cast members feel a bit intimidated by her.
#4. The inspiration for Phoebe will surprise you.
Lisa Kudrow admits Phoebe's hippie personality was inspired by Jennifer Aniston. Aniston is interested in the 'spiritual.' For example, Aniston turned to yoga following her split from Brad Pitt. This probably explains her amazing figure.
#5. Have you done the Rachel?
Jennifer Aniston's hair became known as, "the Rachel" and was copied around the world. The style is described as a bouncy hair shag. It was impossible to not pass someone on the street in the 90's with the iconic hairdo.
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