Friends The Reunion: HBO Max releases trailer for special episode
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Friends finished back in 2004, bringing the mega-hit series to a bittersweet end. It has been 17 years since the season finale, with much of the cast going on to new projects and opportunities ahead of the reunion on HBO and Sky. But how old are the cast after all these years?
How old are Friends cast now?
After months, even years, of fan demand, HBO Max will be dropping Friends: The Reunion tomorrow, May 27.
The show promises to be a nostalgia-filled ride for both fans and the cast alike, as they explore the old sets and discuss their favourite moments.
The episode will work more like a late-night entertainment special, with the cast on stage in front of a live studio audience and James Corden as host.
It has been 17 years, however, since the whole team were seen together for the show, a long time for any follow-up.
Over the course of the intervening years, the stars have taken on projects and endeavours of their own away from the Friends franchise.
Jennifer Aniston – 52
Jennifer Aniston, 52, played Rachel Green in the original series and was 35 years old when Friends came to an end.
Some of the films Aniston has appeared in include Horrible Bosses, We’re The Millers, Cake and Office Christmas party.
Recently, the star can be seen in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, which has gone on to be nominated for a variety of awards.
Aniston has shared her excitement over tomorrow night’s Friends reunion, sharing the trailer on Instagram with the caption: “I love my friends, leaving this here…. #FriendsReunion @hbomax”
Matthew Perry – 51
Chandler Bing in Friends, Matthew Perry is now 51 years old and has gone on to find continued success in television.
At 35 when friends aired its final episode, he has starred in shows such as Studio 60 and the Sunset Strip, Mr Sunshine, The Good Wife and even played Ted Kennedy in 2017’s The Kennedys: Decline and Fall.
He has also found acclaim outside of television, becoming the beloved voice of Benny in the 2010 video game Fallout: New Vegas.
His next project is the Adam McKay film Don’t Look Up, a film about a pair of astronomers that go on a media tour to warn the world of an approaching comet.
In a recent promotional video for the reunion Perry appeared to have a “slurred” speech, prompting fans to worry about his health.
A source close to Perry clarified the situation however, saying: “Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day.
“That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling. He had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.”
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Courteney Cox – 56
Courteney Cox starred as Monica Geller in Friends and was 40 years old when the show finally ended.
Cox has appeared in a variety of projects following the show including Web Therapy and Cougar Town.
Outside of Friends, arguable she is best known for the film franchise Scream in which she first appeared in 1996.
She reprised her role as Gale Weathers-Riley in 2011 for Scream 4, once again giving fans a much-requested comeback.
Lisa Kudrow – 57
Now 57 years old, Lisa Kudrow was 41 when she last appeared as Phoebe Buffay in Friends.
She created the series Web Therapy between 2008 and 2014, which saw cameos from Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, giving fans the closest they’d get to a reunion at the time.
She has also appeared in The Comeback, BoJack Horseman, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Human Discoveries.
Some of her upcoming projects include the much-requested The Boss baby 2, Bright Futures, and HouseBroken.
Matt LeBlanc – 53
When Friends ended Matt LeBlanc was 37 years old with the promise of a Joey Tribbiani spin-off series at the time.
The spin-off Joey sadly did not resonate with fans, being cancelled after just two seasons.
Later he would star in Web Therapy, Episodes, and Man with a Plan as well as appearing as a host in Top Gear following the infamous fallout of Jeremy Clarkson.
Outside of Friends, LeBlanc’s most famous performance is as Don West in 1998’s Lost in Space which would later see another adaption by Netflix.
Speaking to Good Morning America, the star said: “I hope the fans walk away with the feeling of what it was like for us to make the show.”
David Schwimmer – 54
David Schwimmer was 38 years old when Friends ended in 2004 and he said goodbye to the character Ross Geller.
Recently Schwimmer could be seen in Intelligence, Will & Grace and as Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story.
Fans of the Madagascar film franchise will also recognise his voice for the character of Melman.
In 2001 he surprised fans with his performance as Herbert M Sobel, the petty drill sergeant in Band of Brothers.
When asked about the reunion during an interview with Good Morning America, Schwimmer said: “No one had to be convinced to do it, we all wanted to do it and tried to do it over a year ago when it was the 25th anniversary of the show.”
Friends: The Reunion will be available to watch May 27 on HBO Max and Sky in the UK.
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