"Friends" Cast Was Uncomfortable With Joey-Rachel Romance

It's been revealed that the cast of Friends was just as weirded out as viewers by the romance between Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston). "Everyone balked,” entertainment reporter Kelsey Miller writes in the new book I’ll Be There for You: The One About Friends. "LeBlanc said it felt incestuous (especially uncomfortable after so many years of cultivating a brotherly bond with the female characters)." Aniston also made it clear during the show's filming that the storyline involving Joey and Rachel would have to be more funny than emotional. "They would never have sex or say the L-word; that would be too much to recover from. Once they actually hooked up, the characters (like the audience) would be too weirded out, and preoccupied with Ross," Miller explains. 

 
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