'Friends' creator reveals Phoebe almost had a totally different ending to the show

'Friends' creator reveals Phoebe almost had a totally different ending to the show

While we know that Phoebe Buffay ended up with musician Mike when Friends concluded back in 2004, it nearly didn't happen.

According to the hit sitcom's co-creator, David Crane, things could have gone differently for Phoebe, in terms of her love life.

In an interview with RadioTimes, which was published on Monday, Crane revealed that "there was definitely a possibility" that Phoebe could have ended up with her ex David, portrayed by Hank Azaria, instead of Paul Rudd's Mike.

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"I mean, we didn’t definitively know," who Phoebe would end up with, Crane said.

"They’re both amazing actors. I mean, both Paul and Hank are fantastic, and fantastic with her. We sort of went back and forth," he continued. "I don’t even remember all the pieces that led to where we landed. But yeah, it could have gone the other way. Phoebe would have been great with either one."

In other Friends news, during the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards, Jennifer Aniston won the People's Icon Award, and used the opportunity to pay homage to the show that catapulted her to fame.

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"If I have any claim to this world ‘icon’, it’s only because I was able to be on an iconic show with an iconic cast and an iconic haircut," she said during the awards ceremony.

The 50-year-old then went on to describe Friends as "the gift of a lifetime", and listed the myriad of reasons why it became such an enduring success.

"I would not be standing up here without [Friends], without those amazing five actors, and with an audience who stuck with us for a decade and through streaming services now," she continued. "You believed in us. You really did. And you believed in those very impossibly large apartments."

"You paved the way for everything that I’ve had a chance to do since and it feels so good, also, that I get to be back on television, where it all started. Thank you for being on this journey with me, and just – I love you guys," Aniston concluded.