The anticipation for the long-awaited “Friends” meeting dwindled. Two sides of a trailer don’t just frown.
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HBO Max released a trailer for the special “Friends” starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc – fans of the former American series were not entirely satisfied with it. Two personalities are particularly important among critical voices: actor Matthew Perry and presenter James Corden.
“I’m so terrified for Matthew Perry.”
Matthew Perry’s appearance particularly shocked Matthew Perry’s appearance in the joke that shocked audiences. Because he seemed unemotional. This was already noted in the “People” interview, given by the six main actors in advance, in which the 51-year-old supposedly answered vaguely.
Fans look confused. One fan wrote on Twitter after watching the video: “I can’t believe the way Matthew Perry looks … Seriously, it breaks my heart.” Another user wrote: “It pains me to see Matthew Perry like this, apparently absent, staring into space and talking slowly.” A third viewer added: “I hate to say it, but I’m sad and terrified as hell for Matthew Perry.”
As the jubilant Chandler, he was the TV star in front of the camera for the hit series from 1994 to 2004. Among other things, in 2013 it was announced that he had major addiction problems.
And what does James Corden do on the set?
There have also been a lot of negative comments on social media of moderating James Cordens’ private “Friends” meet. “All of these people could have been in a buddy reunion, but Warner Bros. signed up […] James Corden judged, “A Twitter user grumbled next to a photo of well-known guest stars from the series such as Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, and Reese Witherspoon.” James Corden adds the reunion to his list of things he’s ruined by having said the last “there are friends”.
Another follower comments: “Lots of fun, famous people and James Corden.” Several other tweets said in this direction: “Don’t get me wrong. I have wanted to reunite with ‘friends’ since 2004, but if someone told me James Corden would be there, I would have told him not to interfere.”
James Corden’s presence in Reunion is surprising on the other hand as well. Because “Late Late Show” has been featured on CBS, while “Friends” has been an important format in the programming of the competing NBC broadcaster for years. The reunion will premier on HBO Max on May 27.