Aired on HBO Max in the United States last May, “Friends: Homecoming” marked the return of the six friends to the sets of the cult series. A very powerful moment emotionally, and not just for the spectators according to Jennifer Aniston.
Friends Les Retrouvailles: a moment of intense nostalgia
Since the launch of HBO Max in May 2020 in the United States, Warner’s streaming platform has embarked on reunion specials. To the delight of fans. Indeed, holder of many ultra popular licenses, the platform attracted attention last May during the broadcast of the show. Friends: Homecoming. As its name suggests, it brought together the six actors of Friends, and many guests, to evoke memories of the series. Where the show was very strong, is that it took place in part in the real settings of the show, recreated identically for the occasion.
Impossible for the fans to hold back their tears. Especially when the six actors landed in their old apartments. A violent reminder that time had passed, and not just for the spectators.
Jennifer Aniston has had to leave the set several times
The emotion of the reunion was palpable on the set. But not everything was shown in the picture. Indeed, in a recent interview given to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Aniston made some confidences. Rachel’s interpreter, who was already appearing very moved on screen, said she had to leave the set several times. The reason ? The too strong emotion that overwhelmed her:
I think we were all a little naive, thinking how much fun it would be to come back to these sets. And then you land in there, and it hits you, you can’t help but wonder where you were in your life the last time you set foot here. It was a bit like “hi the past, do you remember me? (…) you thought that your life was in front of you, you hadn’t foreseen everything that was going to happen”. I was caught in a whirlwind of emotions. But there were cameras everywhere. So I had to leave the set several times because the emotion was too strong. I don’t know how they managed to prevent it from showing in the picture.
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