Matt LeBlanc recalls gross moment from the sets of 'Friends'

It happened during filming of the scene which saw character Rachel Green unveils her dessert for Thanksgiving dinner

Ians April 23, 2018

LONDON: Hollywood actor Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribiani in hit American series Friends, recently shared an incident that occurred during the shooting of an episode.

The 50-year-old recalled the incident when he made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show. LeBlanc revealed that he once accidentally ate a plate of trifle that had been spat out by co-star David Schwimmer during filming for the show's sixth season.


It happened during filming of the scene which saw character Rachel Green unveil her dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. But due to the cookbook pages being stuck together, Rachel instead made a trifle-shepherd's pie hybrid, which her friends are then forced to eat to spare her feelings.

LeBlanc told Norton that in reality the scene wasn't as disgusting as it was made out to be, as they were instead given just a plate of whipped cream and bananas.

Schwimmer was forced to eat an entire plate for the scene as his character had to lie that he loved the dish to avoid hurting Rachel's feelings.


As the director yelled cut, LeBlanc said Schwimmer had to spit out some of the dish as he was eating it too fast.

"As we were cutting, he kind of spits it back on his plate. And I'm looking the other way. I didn't see him spit it back on the plate, so I take his plate and go 'Give it to me,' and scrape some on my plate," LeBlanc said.

He added, "And then we start filming again but now I'm eating it. We finished the take. No one said anything to me."

LeBlanc said that it wasn't until the wrap party he realised the mistake.

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