Fans have expressed disappointment after HBO announced a whole host of celebrities, who will be joining the ‘Friends’ cast for the much-anticipated reunion episode, did not list one of their favourite cast members.
While former castmates including Tom Selleck (Richard), Reese Witherspoon (Jill), and James Michael Tyler (Gunther) have confirmed to be starring on the show, it appears that Paul Rudd won’t be appearing in the reunion episode.
In the show, Paul essayed the role of Mike, Phoebe’s main love interest. Many fans have shown disappointment as one person tweeted: “Okay but where’s Paul Rudd tho? we got Tom Selleck and James Michael Tyler here but not him?”
Another one tweeted, “Paul Rudd, George Clooney, Winona Ryder, Julia Roberts, Freddie Prinze Jr, Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, Danny Devito, Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt etc were all on Friends and yet all they could get was the dude from Game of Thrones and Justin Bieber for the reunion.”
Another netizen wrote: “Paul Rudd not being a part of the Friends reunion even though he played phoebe’s husband and he was a part of the show for almost two whole seasons…. feels very wrong to me idk.”
Jennifer Aniston recently shared a clip from the reunion show, which showed the six main cast members walking together through a set. The clip ended by saying: “The One Where They All Get Back Together,” and announced its streaming date. “It’s official! The #FriendsReunion premieres May 27th on @HBOMax,” Jennifer wrote. “Could we BE any more excited?”
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The reunion will see all six of the cast, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc together for the first time after the show stopped airing in 2004.