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In ‘Friends’ Rachel was to originally get played by Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow became a household name because of the role she played as Phoebe Buffay, the witty massage therapist. However, she actually believed that she would have been a better fit for another character of ‘Friends.’

On Wednesday, Lisa Kudrow appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert through a video link.

In the video call, the Emmy award-winning actress said that originally she actually auditioned for the Rachel Green character, which later got played by Jennifer Aniston.

In ‘Friends’ Rachel was to originally get played by Lisa Kudrow
In ‘Friends’ Rachel was to originally get played by Lisa Kudrow

Kudrow revealed:

“It’s funny because when I first read the script, and I was going to be auditioning for Phoebe, I saw Rachel, and I just went, ‘Oh, that’s like a Long Island JAP (Jewish-American princess) — that could be hilarious. I can identify with that more.’ But they said, ‘No, no. Phoebe.’”

Lisa Kudrow, the 57-year-old was amazing in her role as Phoebe Buffay.

However, her instinct about playing Rachel got confirmed when she took a quiz on Buzzfeed to find out which character of “Friends” she resembled the most.

She said:

“I thought I was answering questions that would bring me to Phoebe… Favorite color? Yellow! Or something like ‘Who would you want to be on a date with?’ ‘SpongeBob!’ Then it just said ‘Rachel.'”

Furthermore, on the show appearance, she also gave a few details on the highly waited “Friends” reunion special, which will be premiering this month.

She further told Colbert:

“(It had been) 17 years since our last show, and we haven’t all been in the same room in like five or six years…And then Covid delayed this whole thing so much that it was so … it was thrilling and a little emotional.”

She further stated how the producers rebuilt all the Friend’s sets for the reunion.

She said:

“I think we were meant to be excited about seeing the set, and everyone was but me because I wanted to see the people.”

On May 27, on HBO Max, the special debut of Friends: The Reunion will play.

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