David Schwimmer drops some BTS snaps from the Friends reunion including cast huddles and a giggly Zoom planning session
David Schwimmer is sharing some memories from the Friends reunion which premiered last week.
The 54-year-old actor dropped a selection of snaps of his favorite moments to his Instagram on Friday and thanked HBO Max for bringing everyone together.
Among the photos was an image from a cast Zoom session as they discussed their plans for the reunion, 17 years after the last episode of the iconic sitcom aired.
Fond memories: David Schwimmer dropped a selection of behind the scenes snaps from the Friends reunion on Friday – including this giggly screenshot from a Zoom planning session
Schwimmer appeared to be making his former castmates; Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc, giggle with his chosen background which featured a headshot of LeBlanc.
Also included in the album was a cast huddle shot from 2004 when they filmed the final episode, along with a cast huddle shot taken from filming of Friends: The Reunion which took place in April.
Another photo showed the cast all together on the set of their bustling photoshoot, by celebrity photographer Mark Seliger.
How it was: Schwimmer also included a photo of the cast huddle during the filming of the last ever episode of Friends in 2004
Back together: The actor followed up with a photo of the cast huddling during filming of the reunion in April
Schwimmer, who is now a producer and director himself, shared a snap of him and Friends director Jim Burrows, who he called a ‘legend’.
‘(and me with a LOT of makeup)’ he joked about the image.
‘Where it all started!’ the actor wrote in his caption for the photo of Friends creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman & David Crane and added ‘forever grateful’.
The actor teased more snaps to follow as he labeled the album ‘Part one’.
Meanwhile, Schwimmer recently said it’s ‘unlikely’ there will be new episodes of the comedy series.
Another photo showed the cast all together on the set of their bustling photoshoot, by celebrity photographer Mark Seliger
Schwimmer, who is now a producer and director himself, shared a snap of him and Friends director Jim Burrows, who he called a ‘legend’
Reunion snaps: The actor teased more snaps to follow as he labeled the album ‘Part one’
The actor played Ross Geller in the hit sitcom which ran from 1994 to 2004 and focused on six close friends living in New York.
In an interview with The Financial Times newspaper, he said: ‘The creators of the show are of the same mind as we are, which is that they loved the way it ended.
‘The whole show was about a time in those characters’ lives when your friends were your family. At our age, a lot of people have their own families, so there’s really no interest in trying to [recreate] that.’
‘Where it all started!’ the actor wrote in his caption for the photo of Friends creators Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman & David Crane and added ‘forever grateful’
However, the comedy star was quick to label the reunion special as an ’emotional’ experience, adding that he particularly enjoyed getting together with his co-stars on the original set of the show.
Before he made it big playing Ross on TV at the age of 27, Schwimmer worked in a variety of different jobs, including as a waiter in a restaurant and serving cookie dough in an ice-cream store, in-between his acting jobs to make ends meet.
The Iceman star is ‘grateful’ to have had those experiences as a struggling actor.
He said: ‘I am grateful that I knew who I was and that I had the perspective of having really worked. It helped me navigate some really tricky waters.’
Friends: The Reunion dropped on HBO Max on May 27 is now available for streaming