Friends director reveals game-changing fact about the original Friends script

goss 01/10/2018

Ross and Rachel's relationship on Friends was, and still is, one of the most iconic relationships in television history. But according to the director the hit show, their relationship was never meant to play out the way that it did.

Friends director Kevin S. Bright recently told Metro that Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) were never really meant to go on their infamous break.

“I would say initially when [Ross and Rachel] was planned, it wasn’t planned that way, that came a little bit later," he told the publication. 

"We were well aware the audience wanted to keep them together but everything that was keeping them apart – we realised when we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, 'Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon'... There wasn’t that sexual tension anymore."

"It allowed us to have fun with the show and give people something to root for."

If you don't remember, the break happened in the 1997 episode where Ross & Rachel agree to take time out from their relationship, and Ross cheats on Rachel (well, depending on what side of the argument you fall on). It was one of the most heartbreaking parts of 90's televison.