Matt LeBlanc Finally Details THAT Las Vegas Trip With The Friends Cast
Have you heard the legendary tale of how the Friends cast joined the sitcom's creator, Jim Burrows, on a trip to Las Vegas IRL, before the show's pilot aired?
The story goes that the famous producer wanted Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer to have one last memorable experience as non-famous people (and bond over some gambling!).
In a radio interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Matt LeBlanc recalled what happened - and it's so cute:
"Jim Burrows took us all to Vegas. None of us had any money and he gave us all $500 to gamble with.
"We went to Spago and we sat in the main room at Spago, at the very centre - a big round table.
"The seven of us, six cast members and Jim Burrows and he said, while we were sitting there eating dinner. He said, Look around, he said 'You see that?' and we all looked around, like, what? And he said 'take a good look, because that's the last time you're going to be able to do this, the six of you together'. And he was right!"
The actor joked: "I mean we all went to McDonald's the next night and nobody gave a shit..."
Once people saw the show, Matt recalls things getting really wild:
"When we came back for second season it was a different ball game. That summer it was on in re-runs and it was like - wow.
"All of a sudden, all of the neighbours in the apartment building were like, knocking on the door saying 'Hey!' That's when I kinda migrated to houses with gates.
"I remember one morning when I bought my first house... there were helicopters over the house, I turned on the TV to see what was going on and... the screen was cut into six boxes. There was a live shot of each of our houses, the cast of Friends - and I remember thinking, wow, my roof is a mess!"
How cute - especially as the cast revisit poker and Las Vegas many times in the series! Friends is awesome, end of story.
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