The boy band will join the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, David Beckham and many others to be featured on the upcoming special with the original cast of the beloved ’90s sitcom. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the original stage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot for an unscripted celebration of the comedy series, which went off the air 17 years ago on May 6, 2004.
Word got out from Ben Winston, the director of the special, who stated that RM, V, SUGA, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin and JungKook’s appearance will be pretty brief. Revealing the part the band will have in the series, the director said, “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.”
Life has come around full circle for the BTS band members, who have been big fans of the show. Their journey with the show dates back to their school days when they were encouraged to watch the show to work on their English language skills.
RM famously that he that Friends was his “English teacher.” He was quoted saying on chat shows, “My English teacher was the sitcom Friends. Back in the days, when I was like 15, 14, it was quite like a syndrome for all the Korean parents to make their kids watch Friends. I thought I was kind of like a victim at that time, but right now, I’m the lucky one, thanks to my mother. She bought me all 10 DVDs — all the seasons. So first, I watched them with the Korean subtitles, and then I watched with the English subtitles, and then I just removed it.”
Not just RM, Jin and Suga also watched the hit sitcom.
The boys also sang their rendition of the show’s soundtrack ‘I’ll Be There For You’ while jamming together on James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke.
Meanwhile, on the music front, the boys are all set to take over the sound waves with their new summer single ‘Butter’ that drops this Friday, Mary 21. The song will be their second English-language track, after ‘Dynamite’.