Will BTS Join “Friends: The Reunion Special”? Find Out What the Director Says

The world-famous American TV sitcom “Friends” will finally return to screens in a reunion special filled with guest stars…and guess what, it will include BTS. So, what can fans expect from the BTS appearance in “Friends”?

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Friends: The Reunion director has unveiled what ARMYs will be seeing later this month amid the speculation of BTS appearance in the sitcom. In the recent release of the sitcom’s official teaser for the Reunion showed that the original cast members Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, and David Schwimmer will all be returning for the special episode; however, they won’t be alone. The said reunion will include famous celebrities including Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden, and more. Of course, the most notable guest star for K-Pop fans is none other than BTS.

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BTS members, especially RM, are known to be fans of the American sitcom. In fact, BTS RM noted several occasions that he learned his impeccable English communication skills by watching ‘Friends.’ Notably, ARMYs were excited to learn that BTS would be appearing on Friends: The Reunion.


However, Friends: The Reunion director Ben Winston has taken to social media to clarify and set the expectations about BTS’s appearance on the reunion special.

“I want to manage your expectations on this,” Winston started in a reply to veteran ARMY translator @modooborahae on Twitter. Regardless of the assumptions that BTS could be acting a significant role in the episode, the director went on to say that BTS’s appearance in Friends: The Reunion will actually be a “really short moment.”


Aside from that, it seems like BTS will not actually be acting at all. Rather, Winston says their appearance will be a quick interview segment where the members talk about why they like Friends. “They’re great of course,” Winston clarified to ARMYs.


I want to manage your expectations on this – it’s a really short moment from BTS. They are great of course, but they are one of the interviews, talking briefly about why they like friends.


— Ben Winston (@benwinston) May 14, 2021


In response to @renkiger, another ARMY on Twitter who had already guessed that BTS’s appearance would likely be leaning towards RM talking about how Friends influenced him and showing the cultural importance of the show worldwide, Ben Winston called the prediction, “Spot on.” Winston further added that while the interview is “great,” it’s also “short.”



Spot on. Really important to manage expectations. It’s a great but short interview.


— Ben Winston (@benwinston) May 14, 2021

Though many fans were disappointed with Ben Winston’s revelation—especially given that BTS is being hyped as one of the key guest stars for the episode—ARMYs across Twitter thanked Ben Winston for his honesty and consideration for the fandom.


Considering that BTS have spoken about Friends previously, ARMYs may not be able to expect anything new and exciting information from the reunion special. But, that doesn’t take away from BTS getting a great opportunity to be part of one of the most-anticipated U.S. television events in history. Friends: The Reunion is coming to HBO Max on Thursday, May 27th 2021.

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