David Schwimmer is here to adjust your expectations for the 'Friends' reunion

Come up on stage and talk about Jim

PASADENA, California — Since the news of a Friends reunion broke earlier this week, subsequent chatter about the event has slowly helped diffuse some of the insanity that followed the initial announcement.

David Schwimmer wants to further help adjust your expectations.

"You know, I have no idea what's expected of us," Schwimmer told reporters after a panel for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he has a role. "I'm flying in that day so I'm just showing up."

On Wednesday, NBC broke the news about the cast's anticipated participation in a special to honor legendary TV director James Burrows, who recently directed his milestone 1,000th episode of television. At the time, the network said it was not yet determined whether the entire cast would be in the same room for the event.

Matthew Perry ultimately became the first cast member to burst our bubble, saying he'd be in London rehearsing for a play.

"From what I've been told by Sean Hayes, he said we're all going to come up on stage and talk about Jim and give him a hug," Schwimmer added. "I just want to be in the room when he's honored because this man has contributed so, so greatly to this country's enjoyment of television in the last 40 to 50 years. So it's lovely there's an event that honors him and so many people that love him and so many people whose careers were helped [and] defined by him."

Schwimmer said he's "thrilled" that so many other casts — including those from Cheers and Will & Grace — will also be on hand. He also said he's "rooting" for Perry as he takes on his theater role.


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