FRIENDS is one of the most popular American sitcoms. It enjoys a massive fanbase which is continuously growing even after airing its last episode in 2004. The show was known for its progressive content that was set in emotional yet hilarious situations. Having said that, the show was also criticised for having an all-white cast despite being set in New York City. Ross Gellar aka David Schwimmer recently opened up on the same saying that his character Ross could have dated women of all races.
“I really felt like Ross should date other people, women of all races,” David Schwimmer told Entertainment Tonight. He went on to add that the representation could have been better, saying, “It just felt wrong that there was not enough representation on the show.”
However, he lauded the maker’s efforts in showing progressive content on television from the start itself. He spoke about gay marriage and the first episode in which Ross is about to lose his wife. “It was doing some incredible things,” Schwimmer said. “If you remember the pilot, my character was losing his wife to a woman. The way they portrayed gay marriage and how we as a family made it work, I thought was great.”
Meanwhile, David alongside Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc was to shoot for a special reunion episode for their fans, however, it got postponed as a result of the pandemic. Talking about the same he said, “I can tell you that we are hoping to shoot [the reunion] in August, in mid-August, but honestly, we will do it when it’s safe.” David said that they cannot shoot without live audience as they had been an integral part of their shooting process for ever. “There has always been a hope that a component of that reunion show will have a live audience, which makes the whole thing really tricky. We are obviously not going to risk anyone’s health by doing this.”