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Friends emotional as final episode looms



Story: Jack Foley

THE cast of friends have admitted that emotions are running high as they prepare to film the final episode of the popular, long-running sitcom.

Speaking at a press conference in the run-up to the finale, the cast admitted the approaching finale had left them feeling sadder than they had imagined, especially as they have been so close since filming began, over a decade ago.

As anticipation builds ahead of the episode, and speculation mounts over possible endings, Warner Bros has also announced that the audience will be kept away from certain scenes, in an attempt to keep the closing minutes a secret.

Speaking of her emotions, however, Jennifer Aniston, who plays Rachel, said they felt like ‘delicate china right now’, with Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), predicting that they were ‘going to smash into a million pieces’, as ‘it’s a deeper loss’ than they had been expecting.

The final episode will be aired in the US in the Spring, and will follow in the UK shortly afterwards - although plans have been announced to film a one-off reunion special, one year later.

A spin-off series, featuring Matt LeBlanc’s character, Joey, will air on US TV the following season, and is said to be courting some of the former love interests from the character’s past to appear, including supermodel, Elle MacPherson, who appeared as his room-mate.

LeBlanc said he was more than happy to reprise his role, bearing in mind it had ‘taken a third of his life’.

David Schwimmer, who plays Ross, maintained that the cast had remained very close during the programme's ten-year run, adding that they had liked each other from the beginning and counted themselves ‘very lucky’.

He promised the last episode would live up to fans' expectations, and that ‘we will end up with a sense of a new beginning’.

Courtney Cox-Arquette, who plays Monica, said she was looking forward to motherhood to take her mind off the end of the show. She is expecting her child in July.

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