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David Schwimmer Addresses Lack of Diversity on 'Friends'

David Schwimmer Addresses Lack of Diversity on 'Friends'

David Schwimmer is addressing Friends‘ lack of diversity issue.

The 53-year-old actor, who played Ross, said that he pushed for his character to date women of color during the show.

“I just thought, I really felt like Ross should date other people, women of all races,” David shared with Entertainment Tonight. “It felt wrong that there was not enough representation on the show.”

On Friends, Ross dated two women of color – Julie, played by Lauren Tom, and Charlie, played by Aisha Tyler.

However, David is pleased at how Friends portrayed a gay relationship at the time when back in ’90s they weren’t often shown on TV.

“[Friends] was doing some incredible things,” David said. “If you remember the pilot, my character was losing his wife to a woman. The way they portrayed gay marriage on the show and how we as a family made it work, I thought was great.”

If you missed it, the Friends creator recently reflected on her past mistakes of not being diverse enough on the show.

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