Paul Rudd, otherwise known as Mike Hannigan, who starred as Phoebe Buffay’s (Lisa Kudrow) boyfriend chatted about his time on the show during an appearance on the U.K.’s Graham Norton Show, as the Independent reports is perhaps the best thing about the 25th anniversary is the newly replenished stream of cute on set anecdotes from the cast.
Rudd, who starred as Phoebe Buffay’s (Lisa Kudrow) boyfriend and eventual husband Mike Hannigan on the hit sitcom, appeared on the Graham Norton Show to promote his new Netflix show Living With Yourself.
During the interview, which also included guests Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, and Bruce Springsteen, Norton asked Rudd about his time on Friends in light of its 25th-anniversary celebrations this year.
Rudd told Norton that the show was an incredible thing to be a part of and the whole experience seemed a bit surreal and a bit of a blur.
He explained He was only coming on for a couple of episodes, but it turned into a few more, and it was nearing the end of the show, which was a phenomenon.
He also shared the story of the awkward joke he told Jennifer Aniston while filming the final episode.
He also added, when Rudd was in the last episode, which made no sense to him. Paul explained how he saw Jen crying and hugging Friends’ co-creator Marta Kauffman.
He also shared another awkward encounter with Jennifer, on his first day on set. Said: It was on the set for his first episode and Jen was on a Segway because she had broken her toe, and everyone was marveling at it. He thought, he was not supposed to be there, he recalled.
In 2016, it was revealed that his character Mike wasn’t supposed to become such a regular fixture on the show. Anna Azaria added, He certainly has gone on to prove that he was deserving of Phoebe’s love.
Paul Rudd’s new series Living With Yourself is released on Netflix on 18 October.