This Friends star has apologised for being an “a**hole” on set

Emily GullaSat, 6 February 2021, 11:32 am

Photo credit: NBC/Warner Bros
Photo credit: NBC/Warner Bros

From Cosmopolitan

It’s been over 25 years since Friends first aired, and we’re still learning more and more about what went down on the show each day.

Most recently, we’ve been surprised to discover that Baby from Dirty Dancing actually had a pretty major role in the series, and we realised that Matthew Perry’s dad had a part that totally passed us by.

And now, one Friends star has revealed that he was actually “kind of an asshole” on set, and he’s come out to apologise to his co-stars two decades later.

Actor Fisher Stevens, who played Phoebe’s psychiatrist boyfriend Roger in season one has spoken out about being a “dick” during filming, and has apologised to the cast and crew.

Speaking on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing show, Stevens explained, “At that moment in my career, I had never done a sitcom before. I had never heard of Friends because it was just the beginning of the show and I didn’t watch TV at the time much.”

Stevens went on to say that after he’d learnt his lines and had flown to LA for filming, he found out the script had been rewritten, and he didn’t react well.

“Because that’s what sitcoms did. And I didn’t know that,” he explained, referring to the script rewrite.

“I was kind of an asshole, I have to admit. Because I’m like, ‘What do you mean? So I have to relearn lines that you’ve written that are worse than what you’d originally written?’ Yeah, I was a dick.”

Photo credit: NETFLIX / NBC UNIVERSAL - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: NETFLIX / NBC UNIVERSAL – Warner Bros.

Stevens went on to reveal that he hasn’t stayed in touch with many of the cast and crew, saying, “I’ve rarely seen any of those people on Friends again, but I’m sure if you asked them about me, they would go, ‘What a New York snob.'”

When asked if he wanted to apologise to Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the Friends cast, Stevens said, “Yeah, I’m sorry guys. I’m sorry I was a dick to you all. I apologise,” adding, “I was bad, I was wrong.”

Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images
Photo credit: George Pimentel – Getty Images

Stevens later joked that Roger could make an appearance at the upcoming Friends reunion, so perhaps we’ll see the cast accept his apology after all.