Yes, it’s been 14 years since Friends ended. But we’re still obsessed and we know you are too.
And one of the executive producers and directors of the show, Kevin S. Bright, has just revealed a pretty big piece of information about one of the most beloved couples in TV history.
Ross and Rachel, it turns out, were initially never meant to first break, and then break up, when they did. Their high-school-dream-come-true romance was not supposed to go awry.
“When [Ross and Rachel] was planned it wasn’t planned that way, that came a little bit later,” Bright told Metro. “It allowed us to have fun with the show and give people something to root for.”
“It made it so much better when they did get together.”
The split between R&R was written into the show when the writers realised that while their romance may satisfy fans, it was missing some tension.
“We were well aware the audience wanted to keep them together but everything that was keeping them apart… we realised when we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, “Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon,” Bright told Metro.
That’s apparently why the show’s creators, Marta Kaufmann and David Crane, decided to just rip their viewers’ hearts right out and and let Ross and Rachel part ways.
“I thought what Marta and David did, which was such a brilliant and brave move with their relationship”, Bright said. “As soon as everyone got their wish the wish was taken away. It made it so much better when they did get together.”
Seriously, no one told us life was gonna be this way.