The highly anticipated friends reunion included a number of guest stars, including actors who had small but very memorable roles on the popular series. However, fans noticed that some famous guest stars were still missing, including Paul Rudd and Cole Sprouse!
Why weren’t these two actors on HBO Max in the Friends Reunion Special?
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Well, director Ben Winston has the answer and he shared it with The Wrap, telling the news agency, “Well we couldn’t have them all because it’s only an hour and 45 minutes. And you have to be careful – the main point of the show has to be the 6 performers. So you can’t have too many cameos because of course there have been hundreds of great people out with friends over the years. Unfortunately we couldn’t get everyone in. ‘
At the same time, however, he mentioned that they had invited some stars who couldn’t come, so everything was not in the control of his team.
Speaking of the current pandemic, the director said, “It’s a complicated time doing television now because some people couldn’t fly internationally, some people were in other televisions or movie sets, others in bubbles. I think that during a pandemic, getting everyone where you want is really difficult. And the other thing is that we don’t have flexibility. It was the one night that these 6 were all available. The timing was incredibly difficult. So if you weren’t available at 8pm on April 7th, they couldn’t attend. ‘
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That makes a lot of sense! Regardless of the actors who couldn’t make it, the reunion was still pretty awesome!
The six stars who portrayed the main characters were very emotional and full of nostalgia, as were the fans who had been waiting for something like this for a long time.