Even though the cast of Friends got along pretty well, they weren’t able to make Kathleen Turner feel welcomed. In a recently published article from Vulture, the 64-year-old actress reflected on a number of different topics, including her cameo appearence on the 1990’s sit-com.
According to Turner, when she got on set, one which included Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matthew Perry, she wasn’t able to warm up to them.
She said, “I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast.” However, the actress admitted their group was so tightly knit, that it was impossible to infiltrate from the outside.
They were so close that “nobody from the outside mattered,” Turner remarked. In case you never got a chance to see the episodes, Turner played Helena Handbasket, the father to Chandler.
Helena, or Charles Bing, was on the show three times over the course of 10 seasons, from 1994 until 2004.
Moreover, when the interviewer asked her what she thought about their skills as actors and actresses, Turner said, “I won’t comment on that.”
Despite the previous comments, Turner said that their camaraderie on screen was palpable, and she admired that a lot. Additionally, Kathleen revealed how much she loathed working with Burt Reynolds.
According to Turner, “working with Burt Reynolds was terrible.” The very first day she was on set with him, he supposedly made her cry after proclaiming that he refused to be in “second place” to a girl.
Turner said it had never occurred to her that she wasn’t equal to another person, and wasn’t deserving of a similar amount of respect. Eventually, the cast and crew became very hostile because each member took a different side.
Reynolds hasn’t been shy about their bad blood either, citing Turner as one of the most overrated actresses of the 1970’s and the 1980’s during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live!