Friends' David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston had feelings for each other while filming

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Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

It's no secret that Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer had some serious chemistry as Rachel Green and Ross Geller in Friends.

As the archetypal on/off couple, we were rooting for Rachel and Ross from their first kiss in Central Perk, to their long-awaited fairy tale ending when Rachel got off the plane.

And while we know both Jennifer and David are extraordinary actors, apparently their characters' chemistry wasn't something they had to work hard to fake.

During Friends: The Reunion, James Corden asked the cast if any of them had off-screen romances.

James began, "Will you allow me to ask what I would consider a cheeky question. It's hard not to recognise that you're all young, hot, good-looking successful actors. It's inconceivable to me that there weren't perhaps off screen romances?" I mean, he's got a point.

At this point, Jennifer looks at David and says: "Well... I mean... David... the first season."

David then adds: "The first season... we... I had a major crush on Jen."

"It was reciprocated," Jennifer replies. Ohhhhhh my god.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

David then explained why his and Jen's mutual affection for one another never translated to a relationship off-screen.

"At some point we were both crushing hard on each other," he says. "But it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary and we both respected that."

At which point, in true Joey-fashion, Matt LeBlanc quipped, "Bullsh*t", much to the crowd's amusement.

Jennifer then added, "I remember saying to David 'it's gonna be really such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is gonna be on national television' and sure enough the first time we kissed was in that coffee shop."

Funnily enough, in a prerecorded segment Jen and David recreated the iconic scene during a table read of the original script. You're gonna wanna see this.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

David later admits that he and Jen would cuddle on the sofas between scenes. Asking how his cast mates didn't know the pair had a crush on each other, Matthew Perry and Courtney Cox replied at the same time, "We knew."

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