The “Friends: The Reunion” special was full of emotional moments, but its most emotional moment almost didn’t happen.
The special started with the cast all walking on to the recreated set of Monica’s apartment, seeing each other all together for the first time in years — the first in a parade of near-tears moments during the special. But that kick-off moment, so meticulously planned, almost got side-swiped.
The special’s director, Ben Wisnton, had a great plan — have the cast see each other for the first time at about the same time as the viewer would, just as they entered the set.
But it turns out each cast member’s trailer was right next to each other next to the set, so the cast members would probably have their bump into, hug’n’cry moment before they walked onto the set. And it was too late to move all the big trailers.