Gunther, everybody’s favourite espresso store supervisor, was at one level floated as a possible new roomie for Rachel.
This revelation got here proper from Gunther actor James Michael Tyler, who seems in “Associates” nearly as a lot as the primary solid. In 2019, he instructed Metro UK that the thought was tossed round, however did not really feel like a pure improvement. “It simply did not learn, even to me. I used to be not ungrateful that it did not work,” he stated. “By means of no fault of Jennifer or myself or the writing, it simply felt contrived and all the things else that occurred within the sequence, and continues to be, was fairly natural.”
In accordance with Tyler, each he and Jennifer Aniston thought the event rang false, and would’ve taken away from the sequence.
Gunther’s unrequited crush on Rachel would probably have come to a head if the 2 have been dwelling underneath the identical roof. Gunther’s unrequited devotion to her spurred him into motion at varied instances, to do issues akin to inform her about Ross’ fling with the copy woman, and purchase her hairless cat. He did not overtly confess his emotions till the final season, after which Rachel gently rejected him.
Probably, these jokes would have worn skinny if the 2 have been in nearer contact for a whole storyline. Paradoxically, preserving Gunther at a distance might need helped his character’s endurance.