Friends actors Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer had feelings for each other not only on the series, but also outside the set. According to E Online, the two tell in the special about Friends that can be seen on HBO Max.
“In the first season,” reveals Aniston, who played Rachel Green. “Yes, I had a huge crush on her in the first season,” said Schwimmer, who appeared in the series as Ross Geller.
However, according to Geller, there was always an obstacle that kept the two from dating. “One of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that line.”
Aniston remembers a conversation she had with her opponent, with whom she has a child and a relationship in the series. “I remember telling David it would be a shame if we kissed for the first time in front of the camera. But we did, in the coffee house. So in the end we have all the love for each other in our characters Ross and Rachel stopped. “
‘Sometimes we were spoon-spoon on the couch’
But there were also some intimate moments outside the shooting. “Sometimes we cuddled on the couch between rehearsals,” said Schwimmer. “Or we were spoon-spoon and then fell asleep”, Aniston adds. It never went further. The six had agreed never to date each other so as not to disturb friendships.
“If we did, it might have made things complicated,” said Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing. Schwimmer: “We didn’t want to risk those fantastic friendships, friendships that are still intact.”
During the first season of Friends , Aniston reportedly had a relationship with Daniel McDonald and later with Tate Donovan, who also had a role in Friends . She was married from 2000 to 2005 with Brad Pitt, who also guest-starred on the hit series. Schwimmer is said to have been in a relationship with Natalie Imbruglia in 1996. He married Zoë Buckman in 2010, from whom he divorced in 2017.
The Friends special has been on streaming service HBO Max in the United States since Thursday. In the Netherlands, the special will be broadcast this Friday at 8.30 pm by SBS6.