‘Friends’ Co-Creator Regrets Show's Lack Of Diversity
Although loved by many, the 25-year-old sitcom Friends has been under constant criticism for its all-white cast - considering it's set in the melting pot that is New York City. However, the show's co-creator Marta Kauffman has addressed the lack of diversity in a recently interview at the virtual ATX Television Festival.
"I wish I knew then what I know today. I would have made very different decisions," she said. "We’ve always encouraged people of diversity in our company, but I didn’t do enough. Now all I can think about is what can I do, what can I do differently. How can I run my show in a new way? That’s something I wish I knew when I started showrunning but all the way up through last year."
The beloved sitcom starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will have an hour-long reunion special at HBO Max which has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.