‘Friends’ Controversy Co-Star Responds To Jennifer Aniston’s Claim

Hello everyone! Let’s dive into the latest buzz from the iconic “Friends” world. Recently, Lisa Kudrow stepped in to clarify some comments made by her former co-star Jennifer Aniston. The discussion centers around the live audience’s laughter during the filming of “Friends” and it’s quite an interesting take!

Jennifer Aniston had a chat with Quinta Brunson for Variety’s Actors on Actors series. During their conversation, Jennifer mentioned that Lisa ‘hated’ when the live audience laughed at jokes during the show. This statement caught a lot of attention, leading Lisa to step forward and set the record straight.

Lisa Kudrow, who played the quirky and beloved Phoebe Buffay, shared her side of the story with Entertainment Tonight. She explained, “No, that’s not exactly – no, no,” emphasizing that she wasn’t annoyed by the audience’s laughter itself, but rather by how long it sometimes lasted. She fondly remembered how excited the audience was, saying, “God bless them. They were so excited to be there that sometimes the laughter would just be longer than if they would have laughed at anything else.”

Lisa further added a bit of humor to her explanation, saying she would think to herself, “All right, well, take it easy. It’s not that funny. And there’s more to say!” This little insight offers a glimpse into the dynamics of filming a live sitcom and how the cast navigated the spontaneous reactions of a live audience.

Jennifer Aniston, reflecting on her own experiences, also shared some nostalgic memories from the early days of “Friends.” She recounted spending the premiere day with the late Matthew Perry, noting how surreal it feels that the show is approaching its 30th anniversary.

Jennifer reminisced about how she and Matthew joined Lisa at a hair salon on that day, leading to a memorable and chaotic moment involving a sink nozzle and a lot of laughter.

This year, on September 22, “Friends” will mark its 30th anniversary, just a month before the one-year anniversary of Matthew Perry’s tragic passing. Matthew, who portrayed the lovable Chandler Bing, passed away at his Los Angeles home on October 28, with an autopsy later revealing the cause of death as acute effects of ketamine.

Lisa Kudrow, in her tribute to Matthew Perry on Instagram, recalled the early days of the show and thanked him for making her laugh every day. She praised his open heart and brilliance, despite his struggles with addiction. Her heartfelt message highlighted the deep bond shared among the “Friends” cast and the impact Matthew had on her life.

In the wake of Matthew’s passing, investigations are ongoing, with the Los Angeles Police Department looking into the circumstances surrounding his overdose. There are talks that multiple people might face charges, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office has yet to make an official statement.

So, folks, as we reflect on these touching memories and the enduring legacy of “Friends,” it’s clear that the laughter, both on and off the screen, continues to be a cherished part of the show’s history. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the 30th anniversary of this beloved series!

Daily Mail