Friends: The Reunion reveals a slew of special guest stars including BTS, Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga and returning cast members


Shortly after debuting the first teaser trailer for Friends: The Reunion, HBO Max unveiled a slew of special guest stars.

While it’s still largely unclear what will actually happen during the special, which was filmed on the Warner Bros. lot where the show was filmed in early April, it is described as, ‘a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.’


Joining Friends stars Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer will be stars such as BTS, Justin Bieber, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga and a number of memorable Friends supporting actors. 

They will be joined by David Beckham, James Corden, Cara Delevingne, Kit Harington, Mindy Kaling and Malala Yousafzai.

Also returning are Elliott Gould and Christina Pickles, who played Jack and Judy Geller, the parents of Courteney Cox’s Monica Geller.

Beloved character actor Larry Hankin will also return, who played Mr. Heckles, a.k.a. The Weird Man, who lived in the apartment below the iconic Friends apartment

Thomas Lennon will also make an appearance, who portrayed Vegas dealer Randall who Matt LeBlanc’s Joey thinks is his ‘identical hand twin’ in the two-part Season 5 finale.

Also returning is James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, the manager of the Central Perk coffee shop the main characters frequently hung out at.

Aside from the six main cast members, Tyler appeared in more episodes than any other supporting character or guest star, with 56 episodes over the show’s 10-season run.

Maggie Wheeler will also make an appearance, who played Janice Litman-Goralnik, the on-and-off longtime girlfriend of Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry). 

Tom Selleck is also putting in an appearance, known to Friends fans as Dr. Richard Burke, who dated Monica despite a large age gap and being close friends with her parents.

The final former supporting cast member is none other than Reese Witherspoon, who played Jill Greene, Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) youngest sister in a two-episode arc during Season 6.

Friends ran 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

It was reported in April that the reunion special was filmed over three days, with a live audience participating in the reunion.

The special also filmed portions inside the original Friends stage, though little else is known at this point, though fans won’t have long to wait since it debuts May 27 on HBO Max.