Paul Rudd played Mike in the show and became quite a big part of it towards the end of its incredible ten season run.
He ended up marrying Phoebe and his character was mentioned by Lisa Kudrow during the reunion.
However, Paul Rudd never turned up and fans were left a little bit surprised by his omission.
Honestly, I was watching it expecting him to turn up at any moment.
The show featured cameo appearances from the likes of Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, BTS, Kit Harington, Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Larry Hankin, James Michael Tyler, Thomas Lennon, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Christina Pickles, Maggie Wheeler and Tom Selleck.
Even the bloody Barber Shop quartet made an appearance!
But no Paul Rudd.
Paul Rudd wasn’t in the Friends reunion! Why?
I get why Paul Rudd couldn’t physically be there (too busy/far away) but they could have just slid him in on quick video message/conference like they did with James Michael Tyler.
This is just a lazy cop-out answer. The fans would not have been distracted by “too many cameos”.
— EctoBurger (@EctoBurger) May 28, 2021
A Friends reunion with no Paul Rudd. I just… pic.twitter.com/ldgw6rsr3d
— Deanna Raybourn (@deannaraybourn) May 28, 2021
Fans then took to Twitter to ask why he wasn’t part of the show.
I was stumped and the only reasonable explanation I could come up with was that Paul Rudd just looks too good.
He’s the one cast member of Friends that looks better now than he did when he was on the show.
I mean, Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox all still look incredible.
Even David Schwimmer still has his looks.
Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry haven’t aged particularly well unfortunately.
Jokes aside, I think that Rudd might have been busy prepping for Ant-Man 3.
I would have loved to have seen Paul Rudd make an appearance, but it just wasn’t to be.
I would also love to know the real reason why he didn’t turn up.
What do you make of all of this?
Why do you think Paul Rudd didn’t turn up for the Friends Reunion show on HBO Max?
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