10 Secrets About The Cast Of ‘Friends’

Friends is one of the most successful prime time shows in the 90’s that made NBC the destination for must-see TV. Perhaps the most addicting part of the show is how normal people could relate to the everyday banter among a group of friends. It paved the way for other successful sitcoms that focused on a group of friends, such as That 70’s Show and How I Met Your Mother. Here are some very interesting facts about the cast of Friends that you probably never knew.

Opening Credits Filmed At Warner Bros.

Central Park was actually recreated in a Warner Bros. lot and filmed there instead of on location. That’s a pretty sneaky trick to play on fans throughout the show.

Original Cast Could Be Completely Different

Many different actors tried out for the roles of the six characters. Names such as Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, Jon Cryer, and Jon Favreau didn’t make the cut. Courteney Cox instead requested to play Monica instead of being originally billed as Rachel, and Matthew Perry could have been in a different show, but it wasn’t picked up.