Tom Hanks Was Supposed to Guest Star on “Friends”

Tom Hanks. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9218208l)

Despite being off the air since 2004 Friends’ news just keep pouring in!

Freddie Prinze Jr. tells Entertainment Weekly that originally, it was Tom Hanks who was to portray the “manny” Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) hire to watch Emma in “The One With the Male Nanny.”

“I wasn’t even supposed to be [Sandy], that was originally offered to Tom Hanks but he wasn’t gonna make it back from his film on time,” Prinze told Entertainment Weekly. “And so my agent called me and said, ‘Do you want to be on Friends? And I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do an episode of Friends. That’ll be great.’ He said, ‘Yeah, it shoots tomorrow.’ and I was like, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Yes, tomorrow so I’ll send you the script.’”

Over its ten seasons and 236 episodes, the iconic sitcom had over 73 of the industry’s A-listers guest star. The slew of famous actors and actresses include Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Danny DeVitto, Susan Sarandon, and many many more.