Paul Rudd who made a special appearance as Phoebe’s boyfriend admits to having the worst first meeting with Jennifer Aniston who played Rachael Green. Appearing on the Graham Norton show he revealed that the first time he met Jennifer Aniston on the set of Friends he drove a Segway over her broken toe. Recalling the awkward moment that nearly drove the producers to fire him, Rudd told Norton,
‘I was on the set for my first episode and Jennifer was on a Segway because she had broken her toe, and everyone was marvelling at it. ‘Matt LeBlanc asked to have a go and immediately knew how to do it. I then asked to try it too. I spun round and rolled it right over Jennifer’s foot.
‘The producers’ look of panic was if to say, “Is it too late to fire him? Has his character been established yet?” I felt awful. Such an inauspicious start’’ Paul admits.
He however added that Jen eventually forgave him for the salt on the wound experience adding, ‘It was an incredible thing to be part of and the whole experience, but seems a bit surreal and a bit of a blur in my memory’’.
‘The show was a phenomenon and I was in the very last episode, which made no sense to me whatsoever. I was on the sound stage and Jennifer Aniston was crying and I thought, “I’m not supposed to be here,” so to break the ice I went over and said, “Well, we did it, what a ride.” The joke inevitably fell flat!’
The Graham Norton show will also welcome rock legend Bruce Springsteen, double Oscar-winner Robert De Niro, actress Sienna Miller, actor and singer songwriter James Blunt.