David Schwimmer spills details about upcoming 'Friends' reunion

Don't expect to see the cast as their characters from the famous show.

ByABC News via logo
April 9, 2021, 12:01 PM

David Schwimmer is sharing more details on the highly anticipated upcoming "Friends" reunion.

In an interview on The Graham Norton Show, the actor confirmed the long-delayed show is shooting next week in Los Angeles, and more than any of his other co-stars have, gave some solid details.

One detail: don't expect to see Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler and Joey as you knew them.

"I'll be myself. I'll be David," Schwimmer said of the unscripted special. "We're not in character ... we're all ourselves, the real people."

However, he added a cryptic caveat, "But there is one section, I don't want to give away -- where we all read something."

Norton asked Schwimmer if he's studied up on the show, which wrapped up in 2004, in preparation for the event.

"You know, It's really funny. I should have been doing that," Schwimmer replied, to laughs. "And I really have very little excuse. But I haven't been able to bring myself to catch up on the 236 episodes."

"I guess I need to watch a lot over the next five days," he laughed.

The "Friends" reunion special will air later this year on HBO Max.