“I’ll be there for you” pretty much sums up the massive list of cameos that will appear during the “Friends” reunion special.
HBO Max released a list of stars that will take part in “Friends: The Reunion”, including former castmates Tom Selleck (Richard), Reese Witherspoon (Jill) and James Michael Tyler (Gunther) who will join the staple cast of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer– all as themselves.
Other guest stars include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Maggie Wheeler and Malala Yousafzai.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 13, 2021
But of course, fans expressed their disappointment that the other guest stars wouldn’t be there. Particularly Paul Rudd, who was Mike, Phoebe’s eventual husband.
paul rudd rn after finding out random celebrities will be on the friends reunion instead of him pic.twitter.com/i7aBfgqyeG
— vale (@kinosvale) May 13, 2021
— Stephanie Green (@stephm_green) May 13, 2021
The fact that Paul Rudd isn’t in the friends reunion but James Corden and Justin Bieber are is just pic.twitter.com/9zDpOr056X
— Emo spice (@whatthediaz) May 14, 2021
Others also questioned why Christina Applegate, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt and more weren’t included.
paul rudd, george clooney, winona ryder, julia roberts, freddie prinze jr, ben stiller, susan sarandon, danny devito, bruce willis, brad pitt etc were all on friends and yet all they could get was the dude from game of thrones and justin bieber for the reunion…..
— this is gus lockdown (@shawnsguster) May 13, 2021
it should have been paul rudd and christina applegate on the guest starring friends reunion but we got bieber & james corden pic.twitter.com/hwD0CXiEK9
— azi (@sapphicpike) May 14, 2021
So all these people couldve been a part of the friends reunion but Warner Bros chose Justin Bieber and James Corden😑 pic.twitter.com/1YBdjP0Fcn
— Alex 🦋 (@ScottishMando) May 14, 2021
— Ipps 🇵🇸 (@ipputts) May 14, 2021
“Friends: The Reunion” will air on HBO Max on May 27.