David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston reportedly gave up on their paycheck to ensure that all the members of the cast got equal pay. was one of the biggest hits of the 90s and still is. While there are a lot of reasons why the show is loved so much one peculiar reason was the outstanding chemistry of the entire cast both on and off screen. However, there reportedly was one challenge that could have destroyed the overall chemistry of the cast.
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Talking about this in an interview, opened up about the challenge that would have potentially damaged the dynamics of the show and its cast. Recalling this Aniston said that there was a point during the second season where the off-screen chemistry of the entire cast was on a stake.
Reportedly during the second season the popularity of Ross and Rachel aka and Jennifer Aniston was at its peak due to their onscreen romance, which also led both of them to get paid more than the other cast members. Talking about this to Aniston admitted that this raise in both of their paychecks would have potentially torn the cast apart.
However, to overcome this issue all six of them sat together and demanded equal pay. Talking about this Aniston said
Not only this both Schwimmer and Aniston reportedly took pay cuts to ensure that all six of them were paid the same amount. This later led all six of them to earn $1 million per episode by the end of the show.
The on-screen couple Ross and Rachel turn out to have always been fond of each other even when they were not filming. While David Schwimmer already admitted about it during the Friends reunion, even Jennifer Aniston has recently opened up about her feelings.
Talking about this in an interview as reported by , Aniston agreed that they had a huge crush on each other and they would play it out on the TV. Further talking about this the actress said
Not only this the actor also said that their first kiss as Ross and Rachel was quite enjoyable but it was also a total bummer that the moment happened on television.