SEAN Penn and his kids were avid lovers of Friends when the program was on-air.
So much so, the actor himself managed to guest star on the popular sitcom.
When was Sean Penn on Friends?
Sean Penn played Eric on two episodes of Friends in 2001.
He played the beau of Phoebe’s twin sister (who was still played by Lisa Kudrow) Ursula.
Penn and his then-wife Robin Wright, as well as their two children, were fans of the show and the family had reportedly made several visits to the set over the years.
Entertainment Weekly wrote that producers did not pitch a role to Penn to join a few episodes until they had crafted the perfect character.
David Crane, the co-creator of the sitcom, noted that he had always admired Penn’s comedy and knew Penn would fit the role of Eric well.
Is Sean Penn married?
Penn is married to Australian actress Leila George, whom he wed in 2020.
Actress Robin Wright and Sean Penn married in 1996 and had an on-and-off relationship that officially ended in 2010.
The ex-couple have two children together, Dylan Frances, who was born in 1991, and Hopper Jack, who was born two years later.
In August 2018, Robin married 34-year-old Saint Laurent’s International VIP Relations Manager Clement Giraudet in a secret wedding in the French countryside.
From 2013 to 2015, Penn was in a relationship with South African actress Charlize Theron.
How can I watch the Friends reunion?
Viewers can watch it on the streaming service HBO Max on May 27, 2021. It will be released at 3am ET and 12am PT.
All six stars are back for the reunion, plus special guests.
Original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will return to the screen for the highly-anticipated reunion.
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