While starring on sitcom Friends, actress Jennifer Aniston experienced a powerful sense of connection she has never felt again following the show’s conclusion.
The 47-year-old portrayed character Rachel Green in the hit series between 1994-2004 and she reunited with her former cast mates to celebrate the work of director James (Jim) Burrows in a new NBC network television special entitled Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute.
Despite Friends ending more than a decade ago, Jennifer still cherishes the time they all had together on the show.
“We would do anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime and probably the best 10 years of our acting careers that we will forever remember,” she said in a preview of Must See TV special. “And had some of the greatest creativity. We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies — everything together. We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us as well. They connected with us.”
Jennifer sat alongside co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer for the chat – fellow cast member Matthew Perry was absent from the highly anticipated reunion due to his West End theatre commitments in London, England.
All five actors spoke fondly of James and how he helped them develop the strong bond which translated onto the small screen.
“He really encouraged us to get along, get to know one another and be kind to one another, support one another, watch one another and help one another,” Matt, 48, said, while Lisa added how the Friends director had given up his dressing room so the six of stars could bond over games of poker.
Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute will air on 21 February (16) on NBC.