Friends has been reimagined with an all-Black forged for a brand new desk learn – see footage under.
The occasion, held on Zoom final evening (September 22), was the second in a brand new desk learn collection known as Zoom The place It Occurs.
The desk learn featured an all-star forged, together with This Is Us‘ Sterling Okay Brown, who performed Ross, First Wives Membership star Ryan Michelle Bathe as Rachel and Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba taking over the position of Phoebe.
The occasion was set as much as assist Michelle Obama’s non-profit organisation When We All Vote, and an announcement says that the occasion “goals to catalyze voters and amplify the struggle for voting rights and electoral justice, by means of tradition and entertaithemodernhealthcarent”.
It additionally noticed British singer and actress Cynthia Erivo singing the enduring Buddies theme tune, The Rembrandts’ ‘I’ll Be There For You’ – watch footage of that, and the remainder of the desk learn, under.
— Brandee (@Therealbrandee) September 23, 2020
Yoo! that was an excessive amount of enjoyable. thanks to everybody who tuned into FRIENDS #ZoomWhereItHappens please make certain you’re registered to vote 🙌🏾https://t.co/DHFfWqAzxk pic.twitter.com/I6cIaAaGUu
— Jeremy Pope (@jrmypope) September 23, 2020
What’s your #VotingPlan ✊🏾 I really like Us. I really like #BlackPeople ✊🏾🤎👏🏾🙏🏾 #Friends with @SterlingKBrown @ryanmichelle @UzoAduba @AishaHinds @kendrick38 @jrmypope. #CynthiaErivo • @StephanieAllain Producing @itsgabrielleu Internet hosting @sallirichardson Directing #ZoomWhereItHappens pic.twitter.com/dJf8chPoZ7
— Mickaëlle X. Bizet (@MickaelleXBizet) September 23, 2020
— Jeremy Wein (@thismyshow) September 23, 2020
Additionally concerned within the desk learn have been 9-1-1‘s Aisha Hinds, Hollywood‘s Jeremy Pope and Learn how to Get Away with Homicide‘s Kendrick Sampson. It was hosted by Gabrielle Union, who made a cameo in an episode of Buddies, and directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
Sherri Shepherd performed museum tour information Rhonda within the episode The One With Phoebe’s Uterus, and despatched a card to associates, alerting them that she’d be showing on the present, writing: “Buddies get slightly color.”
“[Shepherd] additionally despatched that postcard to [Friends co-creator] Marta [Kauffman], and he or she obtained the postcard and [Shepherd] was by no means requested again on the present,” TV host and Shepherd’s buddy Jawn Murray stated in a current TV look.
The declare got here after Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman apologised for the lack of diversity on the show. “I want I knew then what I do know in the present day,” she stated. “Sorry, I simply want I knew then what I do know now. I might’ve made very totally different choices.
“I imply we’ve all the time inspired individuals of variety in our firm, however I didn’t do sufficient and now all I can take into consideration is what can I do?”
A number of the cast of Friends reunited for a skit at last weekend’s Emmy Awards. Throughout the digital ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel linked up by way of video to Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Inexperienced) in her house, earlier than she was joined on the chat by Buddies co-stars Courteney Cox (Monica Geller) and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay).