This Is Why David Schwimmer First Said No To Playing Ross On Friends

July 21, 2020

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David Schwimmer was doing theater in Chicago when his agent called him about playing Ross in Friends and his response was a firm No. He didn't even hesitate. Turns out he had a bad experience filming a series and was mega relieved when the show got cancelled. I think we get more interesting interviews like this because the late night hosts don't have an audience that they feel pressure to make laugh. 

And, for the record, they were so not on a break. Pivot!

I'm also including Part 2 of the interview because why not.