Paul Rudd and Cole Sprouse were the two big absent from the special "Friends The Reunion"
Friends The Reunion movie was a big surprise and Paul Rudd and Cole Sprouse were the two big absent from the special "Friends The Reunion".
While Tom Selleck (Richard), Maggie Wheeler (Janice) and James Michael Tyler (Gunther) made a surprise appearance during this exceptional show, viewers did not fail to notice that two iconic actors from the series were subscribers. Missing: Cole Sprouse, who camped Ross's son, Ben, and Paul Rudd, aka Mike Hannigan, Phoebe's husband.
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Ben Winston, director of Friends The Reunion, told The Wrap the reasons for the absences: “We couldn't have everyone because the episode was only 1.5 hours long. And you have to be careful, the bulk of the show revolves around the 6 main actors. "
Besides the pandemic, the organization of the show was also complicated as a date had to be found on which the 6 actors were available. “We had no flexibility. There was one evening when they were all free. If you weren't available on April 7 at 8:00 p.m. then unfortunately you weren't able to participate. So, no, not everyone got to attend. "
Paul Rudd and Cole Sprouse both have very busy news indeed. The former is currently filming the third installment of Ant Man, while the latter is one of the stars of the Riverdale series. So they surely failed to break free to make a surprise appearance.