36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know
ELLEN TURNED DOWN THE ROLE OF PHOEBE.
Here’s another Friends casting that almost was. Ellen DeGeneres turned down an offer to play Phoebe on the show. She was apparently the producers’ first choice for the part. Hands up if you wish that there was some alternate universe that you could go to see this? There’s no word on whether she turned down the part when Phoebe was a goth girl or the quirky version of the character.