David Schwimmer Says Friends Made Him TOO Famous

Just keep Schwimming.

It's impossible to deny that Friends was, is and forever will be the biggest show in the world.

It's the most beloved sitcom of all time, but how do the stars feel about it? How do they deal with fans who find it impossible to accept that Matthew Perry isn't Chandler? That Ross and Rachel were a fictional couple? That Ben was in fact played by two identical children?

In a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter Podcast Awards Chatter Ros- sorry, David Schwimmer, discussed the darker side of the fame that being on Friends gave him. 

"It was pretty jarring and it messed with my relationship to other people in a way that took years, I think, for me to adjust to and become comfortable with," he said.

"As an actor, the way I was trained, my job was to observe life and to observe other people, so I used to walk around with my head up, really engaged and watching people.

"The effect of celebrity was the absolute opposite: It made me want to hide under a baseball cap and not be seen. And I realized after a while that I was no longer watching people; I was trying to hide."

Schwimmer, worried that he might be typecast as Ross for the rest of his acting career, made sure to add as many other strings to his bow as possible - he directed Friends episodes, he appeared in other shows like Band of Brothers, and did a pretty freakin' amazing job of each of these things. We even love it when we says "Juice" over and over again.

In the end, we're just glad Schwimmer stuck it out, giving us 10 glorious seasons of Ross doing ridiculous things.


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