Friends Reunion: Sean Penn and 7 other cameos we’re gutted didn’t make the HBO episode

Friends Reunion

After news of a Friends reunion circulated on social media, fans were shocked to see that some memorable guest stars (looking at you, Brad Pitt) didn’t make the cut for the one-off episode.

Whilst we can expect to see the likes of Lady Gaga and David Beckham, sitcom fanatics are disappointed that some of the original cast won’t be returning.

How to watch the Friends reunion (USA and UK)

The wait is finally over – Thursday 27th May sees the broadcasting of the Friends reunion episode after 17 years!

It’s a huge event so, if you’re ready to laugh for the millionth time at Unagi and “PIVOT”, here’s how you can watch:

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For UK audiences, the one-off special will be airing on Sky One at 8pm.

Likewise, For US audiences, the episode will launch on HBO Max on Thursday 27th May, 12AM PT/3AM ET.

Who did Sean Penn play in Friends?

If you’re a fan of Friends, you’ll know the sitcom had a huge range of cameo guest stars – some are now massive A-listers!

So, it’s no surprise that actor, director, and ex-husband of Madonna, Sean Penn, had a featured role on the iconic show.

Can’t remember who Penn played? Let’s jog your memory…

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That’s right – Penn played Phoebe’s twin sister’s new beau during the Halloween party episode.

However, Penn’s cameo on the show was short-lived and, in actual fact, the sitcom directors weren’t massive fans of the actor’s featuring role. Director, Kevin S. Bright told Metro: “I think the least successful one was Sean Penn on the show. Just the style of the production wasn’t what he was used to, doing a show like that, so there was a little deer in the headlight effect.”

Sadly, it seems Sean Penn won’t be making a reprisal comeback for the HBO reunion episode.

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