Friends reunion not all it seems

The hype generated by legions of Friends fans yearning for a reunion has already grown to immense proportions, but the stars of the show don’t know their lines yet.

According to David Schwimmer, who played Ross on the beloved ensemble sitcom, there won’t even be any lines as they will probably only be hugging the real star of this particular show.

“I have no idea of what’s expected of us – I honestly don’t,” Schwimmer said of the NBC special designed to honor frequent director James Burrows.

“I’m flying in that day, so I’m just showing up,” the 49-year-old actor added. He said producer Sean Hayes told him he will join co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow on stage simply to talk about Burrows and to give him a honoring hug.

It was reported earlier that the entire cast would reunite for the special, but it has since emerged that Matthew Perry will not be in attendance as he is in London rehearsing for his new stage play The End of Longing.

“It’s not the Friends reunion that everyone is hoping,” Perry himself said. “I’m going to be introducing them from London, because I’m doing the play here and can’t be there.”

The special honoring Burrows, who helmed 1000 shows including 15 Friends episodes, will be aired on 21 February.



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