Matt LeBlanc Reveals The Strangest Thing That Happened While Starring On ‘Friends’Published on April 6, 2020.
Matt LeBlanc recently reflected on one strange moment that stuck out to him the most during his years starring on the hit show Friends in the ’90s.
During a pre-taped appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the 52-year-old actor shared he encountered some “weird” invasions of privacy.
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“I remember one time, it was during the week, I had been flipping channels and watching the news and for some reason, they had a split-screen on the TV, six quadrants,” he told the show’s host Kelly Clarkson.
He went on to explain, “Each was a live shot of each one of our houses, like a helicopter shot. I was watching it and there was no information or news, it was just showing houses.”
However, LeBlanc revealed there was a silver lining to seeing his house from afar. “I remember looking closely at my house and thinking ‘F— I need a new roof,’ ” he quipped. “So the helicopter flies away and I get the ladder and I go up there.”
While Friends was a beloved hit back in the ’90s, LeBlanc says “it feels somehow just as relevant as it did back then.”
“It felt really huge, but the way things are now with social media and streaming, the ability to binge-watch something,” the actor said of the show’s now-widespread audience due to social distancing rules, allowing viewers to stream the iconic hit sitcom at home.
He added, “It’s funny because we’re all so much older now. You look on TV and you think ‘Look you’re so young!’ And you come back and you’re like ‘Jesus.'”
LeBlanc also dished on details about the highly anticipated HBO Max Friends reunion special.
“It’s not a scripted thing, it’s not like an episode,” he explained. “It’s more of the six of us together talking about the good old days.”
LeBlanc jokingly added, “Like we got the band back together without the instruments.”
Production for the Friends reunion special has been postponed at least until May due to the ongoing public health and safety concerns.