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Kathleen Turner Says She 'Didn't Feel Very Welcomed' By 'Friends' Cast

Kathleen Turner Says She 'Didn't Feel Very Welcomed' By 'Friends' Cast

Kathleen Turner is spilling some tea about working with the cast of Friends for three episodes as a guest star.

“I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ The Friends actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered,” Kathleen told Vulture.

When asked about their their acting abilities, she added, “I won’t comment on that.”

She continued, “Maybe if I’d had months to work with them, I’d be in a better position to evaluate their skill. But I could only judge based on the period I worked on the show, which wasn’t long. I do respect the camaraderie they had. You can see camaraderie on the screen. When I did Body Heat with Larry Kasdan and Bill Hurt, we rehearsed significantly before shooting and there was a familiarity before the camera rolled. You see it in the film.”

If you don’t know, Kathleen played the role of Chandler’s transgender father in three different episodes of the show.

Friends starred Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani.

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  • Joy B Angie

    Transgender father – it’s fun.
    High heels are absollutelly necessary.

  • Jett Rink

    Love her!

  • Casey C

    yeah, but she’s famously suffered from extremely painful rheumatoid arthritis which severely damaged her feet and causes her a lot of pain so not being provided with so much as a chair isn’t great

  • Casey C

    yeah, but she’s famously suffered from extremely painful rheumatoid arthritis which severely damaged her feet and causes her a lot of pain so not being provided with so much as a chair isn’t great

  • Casey C

    yeah, but she’s famously suffered from extremely painful rheumatoid arthritis which severely damaged her feet and causes her a lot of pain so not being provided with so much as a chair isn’t great

  • briansbottom

    Just had to pop in and say, I love your name and your avi. James Dean rules.

  • J.K.

    Friends is so overrated

  • la petite bonnieux

    Actors are self centered and want things handed to them…they certainly didn’t deserve to make a mill an ep

  • la petite bonnieux

    Actors are self centered and want things handed to them…they certainly didn’t deserve to make a mill an ep

  • Lexi

    Quite a few guest stars have said the same thing about them.