In a long interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the actress Jennifer Aniston reflects on her participation in the special episode of “Friends: the reunion”, 14 years after the end of the Sitcom, and its emotional charge.
Broadcast at the end of May in the United States on the HBO Max channel (and on TF1 a month later) Friends: the reunion was logically a moving moment. A special episode that saw, for the first time since the end of the sitcom 14 years ago, the six actors of the cult series meet to remember the best moments of the series which has become essential today.
During a show, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry very quickly succeeded in rediscovering the alchemy that characterizes Friends so well and which has made them the success it is today. ‘hui.
A meeting which was nevertheless complicated, because time has also done its work … Dyears a river interview granted to Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Aniston comes back to it.
“We were so naive to enter this plateau” she says in the interview. “This time travel has been difficult for us. I think we were very naive in saying to ourselves: this is going to be fun! They are putting the sets back, just like back then. They are taking us back to the days of Friends . Except I hadn’t thought about what happened the last time I was on this set … “
She adds : “And it just took me by surprise like,” Hello past, do you remember me? Do you remember that rotten feeling when the series concluded? When you thought you had your life ahead of you and life was going to be just beautiful, and then you actually went through the most difficult time of your life? ”It was a big shock to me. Of course, you have cameras everywhere. You can say that I am a very sensitive person, basically, so there I was forced to leave the shoot, at times. I don’t know how they succeeded to get around that during editing to tell the truth … “
A dive into the past therefore, at the time when the cult series ended in 2004, while the actress stresses that she had more personal than professional expectations at that time; hence the emotional impact of this reunion on her and the rest of the gang.
“We all had an idea of what the future was going to be, and we thought we were going to focus on this or that and then everything changed overnight.” She continues: “After that, you have to accept yourself and be able to look at the ups and downs of life. And if it hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have been sitting here and becoming the woman I am today. “