It’s almost like it’s the 90’s again! David Schwimmer, who played the hapless paleontologist on the hugely popular sitcom Friends, took to Instagram and shared several behind-the-scenes photos from the recently released Friends reunion special, giving fans a glimpse of what it took to get the gang together. reunite after 17 years.
In one photo, all six of them are zooming. Schwimmer, who has Matt LeBlanc as his background, is busily laughing with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Le Blanc, Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow. “Cast zoom, planning the reunion,” captioned Schwimmer, who also posted a photo taken from the set showing his friends being touched up by a makeup team.
“Photoshoot with @markseliger (can you spot him?),” he wrote in the caption.
In his post, Schwimmer shared a throwback photo of himself and his co-stars in a huddle for the show’s final hurray. He shared another photo of the cast sitting together during the reunion special.
“Thank you @hbomax for bringing us back together…” Schwimmer added.
The reunion special, hosted by James Corden, saw the show’s cast — along with co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane and executive producer Kevin Bright — revisit the series and recall the best moments from the show that ran from 1994-2004. Several revelations were made, including the fact that Schwimmer almost didn’t do the show, as well as the fact that Schwimmer and Aniston had a “crush” with each other during the filming of the first season.
“At one point we were crushing hard on each other,” Schwimmer said, “but it was like two ships passing, because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that line. We respected that.”
Initially, Schwimmer didn’t want to do the show because he had a difficult experience with another show and didn’t want to go back to television. Kauffmann and Crane had to beg him to record Friends.
“We assured him that whatever his previous experience was, this would be different. We promise,” Crane said. “And he came aboard.”