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[ # ] Did Julia Roberts steal Maddie Corman’s role on Friends?
January 13th, 2020 under Friends (cast)


On the Friends Super Bowl episode, we saw Julia Roberts as Susie Underpants. However, she was not who the studio audience saw in the part when they filmed it.

When Aidan Moher asked on Twitter, “Tell me a story about yourself the sounds like a lie but is absolutely true,” Maddie Corman had a shocking answer. The actress wrote, “I booked an episode of #Friends … did the table read and rehearsed the whole week and filmed in front of the studio audience and then my part was re-shot with Julia Roberts playing me.”

She did not say, and might not know, why it happened. Since it was such a big episode, they could have used her as a decoy, so that no one would know that Roberts was going to be on the show. However, they should have told Corman that they were going to replace her with Oscar winner. Maybe at the time, they did not know that they were going to get Matthew Perry’s then-girlfriend on the show. Maybe he insisted that Roberts be on the special since they were dating? We might never know. Perhaps. we will find out in their unscripted reunion.

Whatever the reason, it is royally f*cked up what they did to Corman. Anyone who has been following her career since Seven Minutes in Heaven can tell you she would have been better in the part. Their loss.

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