The HBO show, a.k.a 'The One Where They Get Back Together', sees the original cast of Friends reunite on the iconic set at Warner Bros Studio.
Although that's a star-studded cast if ever we saw one, we definitely weren't alone in wondering why Paul Rudd wasn't included. In fact, many Friends fans took to Twitter to voice their concern about Paul's absence...
Paul wasn't the only guest star not to be included. Many fans were disappointed that Cole Sprouse, who played Ben Geller, was also notably absent from the reunion special.
Thankfully Ben Winston, the show's director, has clarified why not all of the original shows' guest stars were able to make it. He told The Wrap, "we couldn't have everybody on, because it's only an hour and 45 minutes. And you've got to pay attention – the main nub of the show has got to be about the six cast members.
"So you can't have too many cameos because of course, there were hundreds of amazing people who were in Friends over the years. Sadly, we couldn't get everybody in."
Winston also explained that despite his team reaching out to some guest stars, not all were able to make it due to time constraints, other professional commitments and Covid-19 restrictions.
"You know, we did invite some people who weren't able to make it. It's a complicated time to be making television now because, you know, some people couldn't fly internationally, some people were on other TV or film shoots, some people are in bubbles on stuff."
Although Paul Rudd wasn't able to attend the reunion, we have unearthed some cute footage from the Friends season finale back in 2004, showing Paul filming the gang's final scene using a camcorder.
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