Now right here’s a factor: Morrissey as soon as got here near showing on Friends.
The smash hit American comedy seduced a era, turning into one of many largest exports of 90s and 2000s. The checklist of guest stars is glowing – everybody from Bruce Willis to Julia Roberts through Reece Witherspoon took half within the present.
One identify is absent, nevertheless: Morrissey. The Mancunian minstrel got here exceptionally near taking pictures a spot on Friends, earlier than backing out.
The revelation appeared in his autobiography, and stems from a fleeting friendship with Elaine Stritch. The English artist was staying in LA, and had struck up an acquaintance with the actress, who invited him to come back watch a live-to-tape shoot of Third Rock From The Solar.
Suitably having fun with the expertise, Morrissey then accepted a special invite from Reprise Data, to observe Friends in motion alongside the studio viewers. Whereas there, he was requested if he’s like to seem – as a doom-laden, depressive singer at Central Perk, the espresso hub and open mic made well-known by the present.
As Morrissey places it in his autobiography…
Friends has develop into the most well-liked TV present on the planet, displaying life as it’s generally lived in America’s fastidiously preserved unreality. The solid is pleasant, and I’m instantly taken apart by the scriptwriters and requested if I’d bounce in on a newly jumbled plot-line the place I seem with the character Phoebe within the Central Perk diner, the place I’m requested to sing ‘in a extremely miserable voice’. Inside seconds of the proposal, I wind down the fire-escape like a serpent, and it’s goodbye to Hollywood but once more.
Right here’s a clip of the Friends solid reminiscing about that second.
Morrissey’s new album ‘With out Music The World Dies’ is still searching for a means of release.