So no one told you life was gonna be this way…and nobody has probably told you about these behind the scenes secrets about Friends, everybody’s favorite sitcom. So grab a cup of coffee at Central Perk and enjoy these Friends gems!
Ross, Not Barry
We all remember Barry, the man that Rachel almost married but left at the altar. The actor who played him, Mitchell Whitfield, shared that he actually first landed the role of Ross, until at the last minute, the producers decided to let one more actor audition: David Schwimmer.
Not As Confident As He Seems
Even though Joey Tribbiani oozes confidence, especially when it comes to picking up women, you might be surprised to find out that Matt Le Blanc was actually “incredibly anxious” when he first started on the show. We assume that as time passed, he got more comfortable with the role and acting as a whole.
The cast of Friends were very close with one another, and they wanted to make sure their friendships would stand the test of time. Therefore, they made the decision to negotiate their pay and contracts as a group, to make sure it was done fairly. This was unheard of at the time, and made them closer than ever.
Highest Paid Actresses
Due to the pact they made to negotiate their contracts together, by the last few season, each of the main members of the cast were making a whopping $1 million per episode! This made Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow the highest paid actresses at that time.