Kathleen Turner has described the stars of Friends as "a clique", explaining that she "didn't feel very welcomed" during her guest-starring role.
The screen veteran memorably played Charles Bing/Helena Handbasket in the series, and was asked during an interview with Vulture.com about her memories of guest-starring on the comedy phenomenon.
"I'll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn't feel very welcomed by the cast," Turner replied.
"I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown - and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally it was one of the older crew members that said, 'Get Miss Turner a chair'."
"The Friends actors were such a clique - but I don't think my experience with them was unique," she continued. "I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered."
When asked how she found the cast as fellow actors, Turner answered: "I won't comment on that."
"That's where you draw a line?" inquired Vulture's David Marchese.
Laughing, Turner elaborated: "Maybe if I'd had months to work with them, I'd be in a better position to evaluate their skill. But I could only judge based on the period I worked on the show, which wasn't long.
"I do respect the camaraderie they had. You can see camaraderie on the screen. When I did [1981 film debut] Body Heat with Larry Kasdan [director] and Bill Hurt [co-star], we rehearsed significantly before shooting and there was a familiarity before the camera rolled. You see it in the film."
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