Lisa Kudrow reveals an adorable behind-the-scenes 'Friends' secret you probably didn't know about
It's 14 years on from the last episode of Friends, and still now, we're all hungry for deets on the most-loved TV show ever to air. Almost two decades later, we regularly jump on new interviews with the cast, go to visit the set in New York, and spend hours binging on the reruns. So, what is it about the NBC American sitcom that caught our attention, and held it for over two decades now?
One thing it could certainly be is the relationship between the six Friends - and I'm not just talking about onscreen. The stars who played Ross, Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe are just as beloved as their characters, and their friendship played an important role in the making of the show.
Many insider details of their adorable friendship remain a mystery to us, but Lisa Kudrow recently let one secret out when she stopped by the PEOPLE studios to film a segment for Celeb Parents Get Real.
Speaking about her time on set while pregnant with her son Julian Murray, the 55-year-old actress told her interviewers of how her fellow castmates embraced her son into their pre-show ritual.
Any dedicated fans of the show will know already that before each episode was filmed, the six main actors and actress' would form a huddle backstage where they wished each other a good show. However, what we didn't know is that when Lisa was pregnant the cast made an amendment to their tradition.
“The six of us would do a huddle backstage and just say, ‘All right, have a good show, love you love you love you love you,’” the actress recalled. "And when I was pregnant, then they would say, 'Have a great show, love you love you — love you, little Julian!' Cause we knew it was a boy and that was his name. So sweet, they included my little fetus in the huddle."
How sweet is that?! I mean, could they be any cuter? Lisa also revealed on the show that she was wholly unprepared for being a mother, saying "Nothing on planet Earth prepares you for being a mother," but added that now, with two decades of parenting under her belt, she has given Julian some advice about the internet.
"I gave [Julian] advice about the internet and I [said], ‘That stuff’s there forever,’" said The Baby Boss star. "You’re gonna look back at this stuff and you’re gonna go, ‘Oh my God, I can do so much better than that now,’ and you might be embarrassed. And he said, ‘You were right.'"
In other Friends news, Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that she counts her role as Rachel as the "greatest job she ever had". In an interview with InStyle, the 49-year-old actress claimed: "Courteney, Lisa and I talk about it. I fantasise about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had," Aniston said. "I don't know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted."
Is that a hint Jennifer? If you want to come back, we're more than happy to have you! Maybe we could even get in on those pre-show huddles.