Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman recently apologized for the lack of diversity on the long-running sitcom.
"I just wish I knew then what I know now. I would've made very different decisions," she said.
Kauffman added during the 2020 ATX TV Festival: "I mean we've always encouraged people of diversity in our company, but I didn't do enough and now all I can think about is, what can I do? What can I do differently? How can I run my show in a new way? That's something I wish I knew when I started showrunning."
Despite its success, Friends has been criticised in recent years for its lack of diversity, even by its cast members.
In an interview earlier this year, David Schwimmer - who played Ross in the sitcom - proposed a more diverse remake. "Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends," he said.
"But I was well aware of the lack of diversity and I campaigned for years to have Ross date women of colour," he said. "One of the first girlfriends I had on the show was an Asian American woman, and later I dated African American women. That was a very conscious push on my part."
Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe, was recently asked what a modern-day reboot of Friends would look like and told The Sunday Times: "Well, it would not be an all-white cast, for sure."
However she added that the show was of its time: "I'm not sure what else, but to me, it should be looked at as a time capsule, not for what they did wrong."
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