Kathleen Turner Opens Up About Not Feeling 'Welcome' on the 'Friends' Set

Kathleen Turner has never been one to sugarcoat things, so it's not surprising that she spoke her mind during a recent interview with Vulture. When the subject of Friends came up, the 64-year-old actress was blunt about her feelings on set while guest-starring as Chandler Bing's drag queen father.

“I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast,” the iconic actress explained. “I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown—and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally, it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’”

She also implied she wasn't the only person the young cast treated this way. “The Friends actors were such a clique—but I don’t think my experience with them was unique,” she said. “I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.”

When asked how she found the cast—Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer—as actors, Turner simply said she won't comment on that. 

"Maybe if I’d had months to work with them, I’d be in a better position to evaluate their skill," she admitted. "But I could only judge based on the period I worked on the show, which wasn’t long. I do respect the camaraderie they had. You can see camaraderie on the screen."

Though it sounds like Turner would never be onboard for a Friends reunion, Aniston recently admitted she would love to see the show rebooted.

"Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it," she confessed during an interview with InStyle. "It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted."

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