‘Friends’: Chris Rock Almost Got a Role, Says ‘I Would Have Been the Black Friend’

Years later Friends we concluded that we are still learning about actors who have been tested for or evaluated for careers. Chris Rock revealed that he was one of those people and talked about how he would have stood out in the team.

The team have spoken openly about the lack of diversity on ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow on 'Friends'
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow on ‘Friends’ | Chris Haston / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank

Rock is almost the only celebrity who can’t get on the show. Jami Gertz was called in to play Rachel Green as Jennifer Aniston was unavailable at the time. But then Gertz turned it down and Aniston was able to do it.

In the end, the cast of Friends there will be an image forever. But the conversation around throwing the show might have been different if it had gone with Rock.

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