In an interview with Digital espionage, “Friends” producer and director Kevin S. Bright revealed that Matt LeBlanc initially disagreed with how much the show wanted Joey and Rachel’s relationship. “He was very adamant against it,” Bright recalls. Obviously, for LeBlanc, it’s a matter of character consistency, as Bright said the actor argued, “he’s Ross’s friend, and that Joey’s type of friend would never go get married.” someone else’s girlfriend.”
In the end, LeBlanc came up with the idea, but in the end, what Bright still considers to be the right move. “I thought, if she wasn’t with Ross, who would you want her to be with?” he asks. “That was fine with the audience. No big letters on it!”
However, it is still a storyline that many fans are still not satisfied with. Even years after the series ended, it was still debatable if giving Joey and Rachel a brief affair was a good move. One Darth Mcree on Reddit It was deemed “dead from the start. The whole thing had a ‘cheap trick to get more viewers’ written on it. Plus, they pushed Rachel’s character to new extremes. to make her seem like a good match for Joey.” Zxols agreed with this but discovered the silver lining, saying, “I don’t really like the relationship, but at least because of that we have the wonderful ‘What is love?’ context.”
Surely that’s what everyone who used to LOVE loves?
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