The full list of Friends reunion
guest stars was revealed on Thursday evening, with a slew of A-listers joining the original cast for the unscripted special, which will air on HBO Max
on May 27th.
Along with celebrity Friends fans like David Beckham, James Corden
, and Malala Yousafzai (not a trio we expected to see on the big screen), supporting cast members like James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, and Elliott Gould will be joining in on the nostalgia.
Friends fans, however, can't help but notice one very disappointing omission after having had time to digest the full list of guest stars.
We're referring to Paul Rudd
, of course.
In Friends' ninth season, the ageless actor appeared as Mike Hannigan
, a love interest for Lisa Kudrow
's character, Phoebe Buffay
Mike and Phoebe eventually married in the final series after becoming popular among the show's viewers.
Despite being a fan favorite, Paul is not one of the celebrity guests appearing in the unscripted special, which has caused some consternation among Friends fans...
HOW CAN PAUL RUDD NOT BE AT THE FRIENDS REUNION? Even Joey's hand twin is on the guest list, but where is phoebe's husband? pic.twitter.com/n4jvx2cWH4 — Radhika (@radzmatazz_) May 14, 2021
What pic.twitter.com/c1kwRAYkGV— kris (@notwithhaste__) May 13, 2021
The omission of Paul Rudd from this list is appalling pic.twitter.com/uuwYqLd5kP — Paul Rudd (@philsadelphia) May 14, 2021
As excited as I am for the Friends reunion, please tell me Paul Rudd will be a surprise guest or something, because he was a huge part of Phoebe's storyline as well.— Monica7 (@MonicaYadav08) May 13, 2021