Matt LeBlanc Shares What Fans Can Expect From HBO Special

by Jeremy Spirogis
Matt Leblanc

The 90s TV present Friends has a cult following like no different. There have been pop-up retailers galore, movie show episode screenings, and even strolling excursions of the Friends house.

A reunion particular has been demanded by the followers for the reason that collection finale aired and final 12 months, HBO Max introduced that they’re making it occur. The present ran for ten seasons, from September 1994 to May 2005. Anyone who loves the present can relate to the struggles and victories that include discovering oneself.

Today, loyal followers and new viewers alike stream the collection by the thousands and thousands. 

Jennifer Aniston was first to spill the beans

In November of 2019, “The Hollywood Reporter” printed an unique telling us what to anticipate of the Friends reunion. Before that article got here out, although, Jennifer Aniston let it slip together with her very first Instagram photograph on October 15th, 2019.

The actress, who performs Rachel on the hit sitcom, posted a photograph of the gang all collectively once more. The caption hints that an actual reunion is within the works. People are nonetheless commenting on that photograph today. 

“The Hollywood Reporter” unique talked about streaming buddies on Netflix. They instructed us that HBO Max shall be choosing up Friends with the reunion particular in May of 2020 and that the brand new platform would stream the entire earlier Friends episodes. Friends is now not streaming on Netflix (as of January 1st, 2020) however it’s nonetheless accessible on the Warner Media service. 

Matt LeBlanc is there for his buddies all the time

LeBlanc has gushed to quite a few reporters and discuss present hosts about how a lot he loves his fellow forged members. He met with “People” earlier this week to speak about HBO Max’s reunion particular and the way he feels about his Friends fame, 

While Friends was a serious hit within the ’90s, LeBlanc shared, ‘it feels someway simply as related because it did again then.’”

He additionally brings up seeing everybody within the episodes and noticing how younger they’re. In the photograph above, an Instagram post from final 12 months, Le Blanc captions that that is “a throwback from a night 25 years ago.” He has mentioned in earlier interviews that he does remorse not being extra content material when he was youthful. 

Matt LeBlanc reveals extra concerning the reunion particular

Matt Leblanc
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LeBlanc tells “People” that the HBO Max particular is “like we got the band back together but without the instruments.” The particular is reported to be an unscripted piece that’s principally the forged members sitting round dishing about previous instances. While it is probably not the reunion everybody hoped for, it’s higher than by no means having one in any respect. 

LeBlanc additionally says of the particular: “‘It’s not a scripted thing, it’s not like an episode,’ he explained. ‘It’s more like the six of us together talking about the good old days.’”

In 2016, Marta Kauffman (collection co-creator) mentioned of a Friends reunion: “They nag me on a regular basis about it, and my reply is that Friends was a present about that point in your life when your pals are your loved ones, and in a bizarre manner, this isn’t that completely different. Once you begin having household of your personal it adjustments, and the present was over.”

Marta Kauffman has not been confirmed to be half of the present reunion particular. 

Coronavirus halts manufacturing

In the midst of a worldwide well being disaster, many reveals and films have needed to halt manufacturing to be able to adjust to new security laws. Gatherings of greater than 10 individuals are not allowed in most states and individuals are urged to follow social distancing and stay six ft aside. 

As anybody can think about, this makes producing extremely troublesome, particularly with New York City being the epicenter of coronavirus instances and Los Angeles on lockdown. While there are a lot of different locations to shoot productions, these cities are the place most main productions are put collectively. HBO studios, as an example, are positioned in NYC. Production firms have made the choice to halt productions in the intervening time to be able to hold everybody protected. 

Many of the Friends forged are energetic on social media, YouTube, and are nonetheless doing interviews remotely. You can watch buddies on the Warner Media service, bundled with HBO and Cinemax and offered by AT&T. It is reported that HBO Max will transfer together with the Friends reunion particular in May. However, there aren’t but any concrete manufacturing dates. 

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