Joey and Rachel's relationship on 'Friends' has split fans ever since it happened on our screens, with countless fans voicing how they thought the relationship was wrong from the start.
Now, 'Friends' Executive Producer and Director, Kevin S. Bright, has revealed what Matt LeBlanc thought of the Joey/Rachel relationship when it was first revealed to the cast.
Speaking to Digital Spy at Comedy Central's FriendsFest in London recently, Bright said that LeBlanc was "firmly against" the relationship at first. Bright continued, "I can tell you this – in the beginning, Matt LeBlanc did not want to do that story. He was very firmly against it, saying that he's Ross's friend, and that the type of friend that Joey is, would never go and take someone else's girlfriend."
It seemed to take a while for Bright to convince LeBlanc, explaining that it took "a lot of conversations". LeBlanc was eventually convinced after Bright said to him, "if she's not going to be with Ross, who else would you want her with?", which he agreed with.
It's crazy how much of a hold 'Friends' has had on fans, especially since the show finished up in 2004, 14 years ago now. Tickets to London's FriendsFest sell out very quickly when it tours around the UK - we just wish it would make an appearance over on Irish soil some time in the future.
Bright also revealed recently that the 'Joey' series from 'Friends' wasn't the first choice of a spinoff after the show finished up.