Friends guest star Fisher Stevens has issued an apology to the sitcom’s cast after behaving like a “dick” to them on set.
The actor played a psychiatrist called Roger, who was a love interest of Phoebe Buffay’s in season one’s The One With The Boobies.
Fisher admitted he was “kind of an asshole” while filming the show back in 1994, revealing how he was unhappy to learn the script had changed after already learning his lines.
Appearing on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, Fisher said: “At that moment in my career, I had never done a sitcom before,” he said. “I had never heard of Friends because it was just the beginning of the show and I didn’t watch TV at the time much.”
Of the script changes, he continued: “That’s what sitcoms did. And I didn’t know that. I was kind of an asshole, I have to admit. ‘What do you mean? So I have to relearn lines that you’ve written that are worse than what you’d originally written?’ Yeah, I was a dick.”
Fisher said he had “rarely seen” any of the Friends cast since, but said: “I’m sure if you asked them about me, they would go, ‘What a New York snob.’”
Apologising to Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, he added: “Yeah, I’m sorry guys. I’m sorry I was a dick to you all. I apologise. I was bad, I was wrong.”
The cast are currently gearing up to film the upcoming Friends reunion to celebrate 25 years of the hit US sitcom.
The unscripted special had been set to air last May, but was pushed back twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lisa recently revealed she had already filmed “a little something” for the episode, adding she thinks the show “will be great”.
Friends ran for 10 series from 1994 and remains one of the most popular shows on TV.