Friends actor David Schwimmer gets called despicable and jealous by Marcel the Monkey’s trainer for speaking badly and lying about the monkey’s behavior.
Former Friends star David Schwimmer was criticized by Marcel the Monkey’s trainer, who called the actor “despicable” for the way he talked about his on-screen pet in the show’s reunion episode.
The cast of The Friends reunited on NBC to discuss some of their favorite and not-so-favorite moments. In the two-hour show, Schwimmer is joined by co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry as they revisit the series’ set and discuss ten years of memories.
Ross’ pet character, Marcel the Monkey, first appeared on the show in episode 10 of the first season. The introduction of Marcel to the group of friends shocked the female characters who witnessed the primate’s misbehavior throughout the episode.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Marcel’s trailer Mike Morris said that Schwimmer was ‘despicable’ and ‘jealous’ for speaking ill of Marcel. He also claimed that Schwimmer lied about the monkey’s behavior on set.
Here’s what he said:
“I have never ever watched Friends because of Schwimmer’s comments about the monkeys. I have refused to ever since he did an interview after the animals got written out of the show and he said they tried to bite him and throw poop at him. They didn’t do any of that. None of it is true, when I was there none of that ever happened.”
“I didn’t speak out back then but I am now. Of course, I didn’t watch the reunion interview but I heard from others what Schwimmer said. I just don’t agree with it, if anything he threw off their timing if we want to be truthful.”
“Schwimmer was fine with the monkeys for the first couple of episodes and happy to be there. But people would laugh at the monkey and I think he got jealous because it wasn’t him getting the laughs.”
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