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Friends: The Reunion trailer shows the cast’s unbreakable bond as they reminisce on iconic show


They proved to be the best of friends then and now.

And the Friends: The Reunion official trailer showed the unbreakable bond between the cast as they reminisced on the iconic show ahead of HBO Max special. 

The opening scene was certainly familiar as Jennifer Aniston joined Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc on their old couch for an updated trivia game with David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry.  

Like the old days: And the Friends: The Reunion official trailer showed the unbreakable bond between the cast as they reminisced on the iconic show ahead of HBO Max special

Pop quiz! The teaser starts with the cast playing a trivia game

Pop quiz! The teaser starts with the cast playing a trivia game

Recreating a memorable moment from the show, David’s character, Ross Geller, stood at the trivia board. 

‘Rachel wrote Ross a letter and demanded he read it before they got back together. How many pages was that letter?’ he asked the group.  

Matt, who played Joey Tribbiani, screamed ’18 pages’ only for Aniston to correct him: ‘front and back!’

Courteney screamed back, ‘Wait, wait do it one more time!’

Lisa Kudrow was overwhelmed upon walking onto set at the Warner Bros. lot as Matt enthusiastically said: ‘Here we go!’ 

Memories: The opening scene was certainly familiar as Jennifer Aniston joined Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc on their old couch with David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry

Memories: The opening scene was certainly familiar as Jennifer Aniston joined Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc on their old couch with David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry

'Rachel wrote Ross a letter and demanded he read it before they got back together. How many pages was that letter?' he asked the group

‘Rachel wrote Ross a letter and demanded he read it before they got back together. How many pages was that letter?’ he asked the group

Matt, who played Joey Tribbiani, screamed '18 pages' only for Aniston to correct him: 'front and back!' Courteney screamed back, 'Wait, wait do it one more time!'

Matt, who played Joey Tribbiani, screamed ’18 pages’ only for Aniston to correct him: ‘front and back!’ Courteney screamed back, ‘Wait, wait do it one more time!’

Make em laugh: Matt picked up his cup of coffee and muttered 'bulls***' under his breath while David laughed and pointed when asked if Ross and Rachel were actually on a break

Make em laugh: Matt picked up his cup of coffee and muttered ‘bulls***’ under his breath while David laughed and pointed when asked if Ross and Rachel were actually on a break

Together again: Lisa Kudrow was overwhelmed upon walking onto set at the Warner Bros. lot as Matt enthusiastically said: 'Here we go!'

Together again: Lisa Kudrow was overwhelmed upon walking onto set at the Warner Bros. lot as Matt enthusiastically said: ‘Here we go!’

Jennifer, who played Rachel Green, proved to be already emotional as she asked: ‘Where’s the tissue box?’  

‘Does Courteney still have her lines written on the table?’ Matt asked as he toured the old apartment set.

‘We have such a bond from this show,’ Lisa explained while sitting on the iconic orange couch from the show’s intro.

‘Were Ross and Rachel on a break?’ host James Corden asked the group, to which Jennifer and Courteney yelled ‘yes!’

Matt picked up his cup of coffee and muttered ‘bulls***’ under his breath while David laughed and pointed.

So many memories: Cox wiped away tears while chatting with her co-stars during the reunion

So many memories: Cox wiped away tears while chatting with her co-stars during the reunion

Tough: In one of many touching moments, Jennifer leaned down to comfort Perry as he stuttered through his words and said: 'I'm going to cry now'

Tough: In one of many touching moments, Jennifer leaned down to comfort Perry as he stuttered through his words and said: ‘I’m going to cry now’

'I remember I went to the producer of the show that I was on and he said, "That show's not going to make you a star,'" Jennifer recalled

‘I remember I went to the producer of the show that I was on and he said, “That show’s not going to make you a star,'” Jennifer recalled

Chatty: Lisa admitted the first table read was the 'first time I laid eyes on any of you' while Schwimmer noted everyone was 'so perfectly cast'

Chatty: Lisa admitted the first table read was the ‘first time I laid eyes on any of you’ while Schwimmer noted everyone was ‘so perfectly cast’

Matthew Perry sparks fan concern as he slurs his words in new promo

Fans of Friends are expressing their concern after star Matthew Perry appeared to slur his speech in a promo for the upcoming reunion special. 

It was hard to overlook Perry’s awkward demeanor as he sat with he co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc to tease the show, which was shot in April and will air on May 27 via HBO and HBO Max. 

The 51-year-old actor stammered and stared while with the group, even slurring together his words at one point. 

Worrisome: Matthew Perry raised concerns after appearing to slur his speech in a teaser for the upcoming Friends reunion, which airs later this month

Worrisome: Matthew Perry raised concerns after appearing to slur his speech in a teaser for the upcoming Friends reunion, which airs later this month

Perry has been open about his past struggles with addiction, previously telling People things got ‘out of control and very unhealthy’ after a 1997 jet-ski accident left him addicted to the painkiller Vicodin. 

In the promo, when asked if he ever took anything from set as a souvenir, he admitted: ‘I stole the cookie jar that had the clock on it’ with a heavy ‘sh’ sound at the start of ‘stole.’

Though his speech was stilted, Matthew’s physical appearance was on the healthier side, showing less ruddy skin and a pearly white smile.

His castmates were able to hide any of their concerns, as David and Matt giggled and smiled at the TV star, who played Chandler Bing on the NBC hit.

Fans were concerned: The 51-year-old actor stammered and stared while with the group, even slurring together his words at one point

Fans were concerned: The 51-year-old actor stammered and stared while with the group, even slurring together his words at one point

But fans were quick to voice their worries.

‘Just saw People interview and can’t believe how Matthew Perry looks like… seriously it breaks my heart,’ one fan wrote on Twitter.

‘It pains me to see Matthew Perry like this, he just seems off, gazing at the void, speaking slowly,’ wrote another. 

Another tweeted: ‘Just watched @people exclusive interview clip of Friends casts and the time hasn’t been kind. I hope Matthew Perry is okay. Damn how much I love them.’ 

One more reminded others to be kind, writing: ‘Matthew has been through A LOT since friends wrapped up in 2004. be respectful instead of judgmental. hard block me rn if you think making fun of him is funny.’ 

Off kilter: The 51-year-old actor stammered and stared while with co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc

Off kilter: The 51-year-old actor stammered and stared while with co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc

Lisa admitted the first table read was the ‘first time I laid eyes on any of you’ while Schwimmer noted everyone was ‘so perfectly cast.’

‘I remember I went to the producer of the show that I was on and he said, “That show’s not going to make you a star,'” Jennifer recalled.

In one of many touching moments, Jennifer leaned down to comfort Perry as he stuttered through his words and said: ‘I’m going to cry now.’

Friends ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004, and was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. 

'Does Courteney still have her lines written on the table?' Matt asked as he toured the old apartment set

‘Does Courteney still have her lines written on the table?’ Matt asked as he toured the old apartment set

Classic: Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing were roommates for years before he moved out to pursue a relationship with Monica

Classic: Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing were roommates for years before he moved out to pursue a relationship with Monica

Back in action: Phoebe Buffay was back at her old stomping grounds as she strummed a guitar while sitting on the couch at the group's favorite coffee house, Central Perk

Back in action: Phoebe Buffay was back at her old stomping grounds as she strummed a guitar while sitting on the couch at the group’s favorite coffee house, Central Perk

I'll be there for you: A host of celebrities are set to join the cast in some capacity with guest stars including: Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga and David Beckham

I’ll be there for you: A host of celebrities are set to join the cast in some capacity with guest stars including: Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga and David Beckham

Comedian: Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice Litman-Goralnik, Chandler's on-and-off longtime girlfriend laughed while on set

Comedian: Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice Litman-Goralnik, Chandler’s on-and-off longtime girlfriend laughed while on set

Smile! It was reported in April that the reunion special was filmed over three days, with a live audience participating in the reunion

Smile! It was reported in April that the reunion special was filmed over three days, with a live audience participating in the reunion

It was reported in April that the reunion special was filmed over three days, with a live audience participating in the reunion.

A host of celebrities are set to join the cast in some capacity with guest stars including: Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga and David Beckham.

Cara Delevingne, Tom Selleck, BTS, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling and Malala Yousafzai are also slated to appear on the reunion.

The HBO Max special debuts on May 27.

Friends forever: The iconic show first debuted in September 1994 and followed a group of friends living in New York City

Friends forever: The iconic show first debuted in September 1994 and followed a group of friends living in New York City



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