Cast of popular comedy TV series, Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer came together to honor their Friends director James Burrows in Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James.
Only Matthew Perry was absent as he was in play rehearsals in London, but his presence was certainly felt.
In an E! News exclusive of the reunion, the cast revealed what it was about Burrows that got them all finally (mostly) together?
“We would anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime and probably the best 10 years of our acting careers that we will forever remember,” Aniston says. “And had some of the greatest creativity—We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything together. We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us as well, they connected with us,”she added.
“He really encouraged us to get along, get to know one another,” LeBlanc says. “And be kind to one another, support one another, watch one another and help one another.”
Burrows directed the Friends pilot and helped the six stars connect for the first time. Those famous poker games? They took place in Burrows’ dressing room, Kudrow reveals.
Source: E! News