No one told me life was gonna be this way.
Everyone remembers the iconic day when "Friends" couple Ross and Rachel finally got together on-screen. And you likely also remember the fateful day when they went "on a break" only to be on-again, off-again for the remainder of the show. It was 1998 and Rachel was Ross's lobster. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What if I told you, though, that R&R were never actually meant to go on a break and instead should have skipped hand in hand into the sunset? In a recent interview with Metro UK, "Friends" executive producer and director Kevin S. Bright confirmed exactly that.
"I would say initially when [Ross and Rachel's relationship] was planned it wasn’t planned that way, that came a little bit later," Bright said.
"It allowed us to have fun with the show and give people something to root for," he explained. "We were well aware the audience wanted to keep them together but everything that was keeping them apart -- we realized when we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, 'Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon.' There wasn’t that sexual tension anymore."
He continued, "I thought what Marta and David did, which was such a brilliant and brave move with their relationship, as soon as everyone got their wish the wish was taken away. It made it so much better when they did get together."
Oh, so you mean it was a good thing to leave us fans in agonizing pain wondering if and when Ross and Rachel would ever actually be together? Sure, that's fine. Let's all thank our lucky stars that Rachel got off the plane in the end. *cries*