Oh. My. God. Could this be any more exciting?
“It started out as a one-shot deal: Come do one episode. And out of that came 10 years of this extraordinary, joyful experience,” the actress, now 55, said on Australia’s This Morning on Monday.
Though Wheeler wasn’t one of the main stars on the show, she appeared at least once during every season of Friends.
“It was always a surprise that she continued to have a life on the show and I was always thrilled that the writers decided to bring me back,” Wheeler continued.
“The laugh happened organically in the first rehearsal because I needed to find a way to laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny,” Wheeler revealed. “And working with him, I knew right away. I thought, ‘This guy’s going to make me laugh on set. I gotta be prepared, what am I going to do?’”
“So I created Janice’s laugh as a safety measure for when Matthew made me laugh,” she added.
Wheeler honed in on one specific moment when she knew she was a part of something special.
When asked about the possibility of a Friends movie in the future, Wheeler was diplomatic in her response, but did seem to leave the door open should that ever come to fruition.
“A lot of people ask and I’m sure a lot of people would love it. That part’s out of my control,” she said. “I don’t know what the future holds but wouldn’t it be fun? It’d be great fun.”
“I’ve already seen Matty,” Perry, star of The Odd Couple, told ET earlier this month. “I’ve already bumped into him twice!”
“It’s funny to see him on a lot and not run lines with him,” LeBlanc, who stars on the upcoming Man With a Plan, told ET. “It’s just strange for me. It’s like, ‘What scene are you -- why are you out here? Oh no, no, no, you’re on a different show now!’ That was 20 years ago, nevermind!”
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