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Lisa Kudrow: 'Friends' creators 'had no business' in tackling diversity

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“Write what you know,” Kudrow said of the sitcom’s lack of diversity.

Lisa Kudrow stands by her “friend”.

Sitcom alum explores Africa and African diaspora as Friends co-creator Marta Kaufman donates $4 million to alma mater Brandeis University to reflect lack of diversity in hit sitcom series Addressed news that it has set up a fund to support academics. It lasted from his 1994 to his 2004.

“Friends” star Kudrow, who headed the series alongside David Shimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc, told The Daily Beast that Kaufman was right about her experience as a graduate student. He said that he wrote while

“It feels like a show created by two people who went to Brandeis and wrote about life after college,” Kudrow explained. I write what I know.”

She continues: I think the big question I was looking at at the time was, ‘Where are the apprentices? ”

Kaufmann now aspires to become its apprentice. The “Grace and Frankie” showrunner previously explained to the Los Angeles Times that diverse storytelling is her personal mission.

Kaufman said, “From now on, in all the productions I do, I would like to be conscious of hiring people of color and actively pursue young artists of color.” I want to know to take action, and then I will feel relieved of the burden.”

However, when it came to revisiting “Friends,” Kudrow insisted there would “never” be a “Friends” movie.

“[Co-creators] Malta [Kauffman] and David [Crane] They would be approached, but none of us would think of moving without them. is what we had for you.

The legacy of ‘Friends’ continues to be debated, with actor Daniel Dae Kim feeling ‘lost’ after watching the series with AAPI’s children.

“My wife and I used to do this natural thing all the time when my kids were watching the show. Whenever an Asian face appeared on the screen, I would point it out and say, ” “Look,” he said.

Kim added, “My kids loved ‘Friends’ because they saw the repeats and said, ‘Why is everyone white in New York?'” “Thanks for thinking about it,” I told them. I love that show, but when it comes to diversity, it was…challenging.

He said, “When you see a show that has no minority representation, you’ll say, ‘Wow, that’s a very even cast.’ But it always says something about how I was raised. ”

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