David Schwimmer confirms 'Friends' reunion to start filming 'next month'

"Oh, it’s happening," said Schwimmer.

March 04, 2021, 11:14 AM

Could we be anymore excited? David Schwimmer finally dropped the bomb that filming for the long-delayed "Friends" reunion is finally happening -- and soon.

Speaking with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM on Wednesday, the actor, who played Ross in the beloved 90s sitcom, said the gang is finally getting back together after a string of snags caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Oh, it’s happening," said Schwimmer. "Actually, in a little over a month, I’m heading out to LA." The 54-year-old actor said safety measures will be in place to protect the cast and crew.

"We figured out a way to film it safely, and there’s going to be a portion of it that we film outside because of, you know, for safety protocols," he said.

Unfortunately for "Friends" fans dying to know what the reunion will be all about, Scwhimmer was unable to reveal much else -- but he did shoot down the rumor that Ellen DeGeneres would host it. When asked who will helm the revival, the actor confessed, "I don't know if I can actually [tell you.]"

"That's a great question," Schwimmer quickly added. "I should have found that out." He did, however, deny other names that were floated as potential hosts, striking out Billy Crystal and, to Cohen's amusement, himself.

"Friends," which ran between 1994 and 2004 starred Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc.

The reunion, set for HBO Max, will not be a continuation of the series, as previously revealed by Kudrow, who played Phoebe. "I will not be Phoebe," Kudrow hinted to Variety last June. "I will not be Rachel, although I kind of am. Well, we’re all sort of little fragments of them ... not really. But yeah."

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