Over the years, we have compiled for you the many unknown sides of Friends, one of the best tv show of all time which has not lost its popularity.
The show was originally called Insomnia Cafe
The cast could have been very different
Before Chandler’s role was Matthew Perry, Jon Favreau and Jon Cryer were intended for this role, and Perry couldn’t be nearly elected. In the same year, he joined another cast of actors in another series; Fortunately, he joined Friends. Friends producer first offered Rachel the role of Courteney Cox; but Cox said he wanted to be Monica instead.
Ross character is written for David Schwimmer
This may sound quite surprising to you; but producer Kevin Bright has previously worked with Schwimmer, and the authors have developed this character directly by taking the sound of David Schwimmer into account. David was the confirmed first person to the cast.
The entire team went on a tour of Vegas before the start
Directed by James Burrows, came up with this idea “After the series began broadcasting, people will not go anywhere until you’re surrounded.” Not quite unfair.
Most of the series was shot in front of the audience
Taking a section is often taken in front of the audience because it requires a long process. The players thought it was like a kind of test to measure the pulse of the audience and the audience kept them more energetic.
What about the non-audience part? For example, in the wedding final of the 4th season, one can say that Ross told Rachel’s name instead of Emily. According to Jennifer Aniston, they take out the audience in challenging scenes, because it doesn’t break the scene and protect its excitement.
They negotiate the salary as a group
During the first season each was taking $ 22,000 per episode; but when the second season began, little changes were made to each player. 6 players refused to work, until each received $ 100,000 per episode. This news is very popular.
The stars — David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc — have demanded salary increases to about $100,000 each per episode, plus a percentage of the series’ profits in syndication.NY Times
According to the New York Times, it was normal for the actors of the popular series to charge high wages; but the fact that all the players boycotted the show to get equal pay had not been seen before.
This bargain worked, and in the final season, 6 players won $ 1 million per episode.
With no official demand on the table, NBC executives questioned why the united-front demands from the cast had been made public first. “It’s a strange way to negotiate,” said Don Ohlmeyer, the president of NBC’s West Coast division.
Joey’s drawing board turned into a task
This board was responsible for drawing several people throughout the series and became one of the stars of the series. This board, hanging over the door, was definitely on the screens when someone went in and out. Even the followers of the series were obsessed with this board and tried to find the secret messages that were tried to be given with the drawings on it.
This was the beginning of the sixth season and was the first part of Courteney Cox’s marriage to David Arquette. Everyone took the same last name for the newly wed couple.
Looks like Perry’s a complete gambler. Perry’s renewed Bruce Willis, the charity of the series had to donate to a charity.
Every week before the shooting began, the players made a small circle and hugged each other, Schwimmer said. “I’ve been afraid of this for a long time. We all looked in each other’s eyes and said, ‘We did a good job again. I realized that our small apartment would be the last.'” he shared his sorrow.
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