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Sebastian Stan tells Jennifer Aniston Friends got him through ‘lonely nights’ during interview

Like many people, Friends is a comfort show for Sebastian Stan.  

The 39-year-old actor told Jennifer Aniston, who starred as Rachel Green on the show, exactly what it meant to him in an Actors on Actors interview for Variety. 

After Aniston told him he would’ve made a great ‘Joey,’ referring to Matt LeBlanc’s character Joey Tribbiani, Stan opened up about his relationship to the show. 

Comfort: Like many people, Friends is a comfort show for Sebastian Stan

‘There are so many times where I’ve gone through a lot of lonely nights with Friends, I will tell you,’ he remarked.  

She replied, ‘It’s a friend to have in the room sometimes.’

The Marvel star then asked her what exactly it felt like to talk about Rachel on the Friends reunion show after being away from her for so many years including if it felt ‘cathartic.’

The 39-year-old actor told Jennifer Aniston, who starred as Rachel Green on the show, exactly what it meant to him in an Actors on Actors interview for Variety

The 39-year-old actor told Jennifer Aniston, who starred as Rachel Green on the show, exactly what it meant to him in an Actors on Actors interview for Variety 

Opening up: 'There are so many times where I’ve gone through a lot of lonely nights with Friends, I will tell you,' he remarked

Opening up: ‘There are so many times where I’ve gone through a lot of lonely nights with Friends, I will tell you,’ he remarked

‘It was all of the above, honestly. I don’t know we expected for it to sucker punch us as hard as it did in the emotional gut. We just had the idea this is going to be so fun — we’re going back to the sets exactly the way they were. And literally, every single nook on a shelf was the same. It was so creepy. But each and every one of us, we walked in, it was just like, “Oh!”‘ she responded. 

Aniston continued, ‘Time travel. It was ’04 when it ended. And we were different. We were so little. Our lives were ahead of us. And so much has changed. We kind of had rose-colored glasses going into it. And then, it was like, “This is really a lot heavier than I thought.” But I wouldn’t change a lick of it. Every time we all get together, it’s just like no time has passed. 

‘We basically grew up together, and taught each other a lot. We’re each other’s fall guy because the world was happening. We were exploding, and that kind of notoriety was sudden. And we were in these four walls doing the show, and this insanity is happening. And thank God we had each other, because we really couldn’t talk about it outside. It was before social media, so we still had some sanity.’

So much love: Aniston said the cast 'basically grew up together' and they're ' each other’s fall guy because the world was happening'

So much love: Aniston said the cast ‘basically grew up together’ and they’re ‘ each other’s fall guy because the world was happening’

Big question: Aniston also asked Stan about some of his work including a particular nude scene in his show Pam & Tommy

Big question: Aniston also asked Stan about some of his work including a particular nude scene in his show Pam & Tommy

Aniston also asked Stan about some of his work including a particular nude scene in his show Pam & Tommy. 

 In it, the Romanian-born, New York-raised played Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee who had an ecstacy-fueled conversation about monogamy with his genitalia, which was an animatronic puppet voiced by Jason Mantzoukas.

The 53-year-old Emmy winner asked, ‘How do you prepare for that? How does it read to you on the page?’

Fascinating: In it, the Romanian-born, New York-raised played Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee who had an ecstacy-fueled conversation about monogamy with his genitalia

Fascinating: In it, the Romanian-born, New York-raised played Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee who had an ecstacy-fueled conversation about monogamy with his genitalia

Very technical: Sebastian explained, 'There were components, manual and prosthetics and things, and people with wires sort of plugging things into sockets'

Very technical: Sebastian explained, ‘There were components, manual and prosthetics and things, and people with wires sort of plugging things into sockets’

 

‘The train of thought starts to go into panic mode. It was a tricky scene to shoot, because we didn’t know if it was really going to work – if it was going to be too much or not,’ Sebastian explained.

‘There were components, manual and prosthetics and things, and people with wires sort of plugging things into sockets.’

Jennifer exclaimed: ‘That’s crazy!’

‘Well, yeah. Look, we have the benefits of CGI. But we went old school for it, which was an interesting experience,’ Stan noted.

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