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This is why Ben from Friends found it hard to film scenes with Jennifer Aniston

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  • And it’s adorable.

    It still feels like yesterday that Friends left our screens. We only realise how long it’s been when we look at how much the actors have changed since. Remember Ben, son to David Schwimmer’s Ross Geller? He’s now 24 year old. Yes, we feel old too.

    Cole Sprouse, who played Ben for seven episodes when he was eight years old, recently opened up about the experience.

    ‘It was quite intimidating but it was a really wonderful experience. They were all tremendously nice,’ he explained. ‘The scale was just tremendous and you felt it when you stepped on set, even as a kid. It was challenging because I was a small kid who was working with these sort of megalithic actors at the time.’

    It wasn’t the scale of the show that was Cole’s main concern, however, with the actor recently revealing that it was his feelings for Jennifer Aniston that made filming so difficult.

    ‘I had a really, really hard time working with Aniston because I was so in love with her’, he explained to The New York Post. ‘I was infatuated. I was speechless. I’d get all bubbly and forget my lines and go completely blank. It was difficult.’

    He went on to explain that despite going on to star in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, with his twin brother Dylan, he still gets recognised as Ben by the general public.

    ‘I was only in seven episodes, but it’s funny now that people are recognising me for that because my brother and I have been working since we were 8 months old’, he explained. ‘Because Friends is on Netflix, there’s a renewed interest from that. People can call me “Ben” on the street and I will turn around.’

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