Entertainment TV Kathleen Turner Says She 'Didn't Feel Very Welcomed' by 'Friends' Cast: They 'Were Such a Clique' They may have been there for each other, but the Friends cast allegedly wasn't there for Kathleen Turner By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 7, 2018 10:42 AM Share Tweet Pin Email They may have been there for each other, but the Friends cast allegedly wasn’t really there for Kathleen Turner. In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture published Tuesday, the 64-year-old legendary actress reflected on her guest appearances on the hit NBC series — admitting that she never warmed up to cast members Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc. “I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast,” Turner said. “The Friends actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.” NBC Jennifer Aniston ‘Fantasizes’ About a Friends Reboot: It’s the ‘Greatest Job I Ever Had’ On Friends, Turner played Helena Handbasket, the father to Perry’s Chandler. She appeared in three episodes over the course of the TV show’s 10 seasons (which ran from 1994 to 2004). Courtesy Everett Collection “I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me,” the Oscar-nominated star and Golden Globe winner recalled to Vulture of filming one episode. “I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ “ Asked how she found the Friends stars as actors and actresses, Turner — who has been acting for 41 years and regularly conducts master classes for acting students across the country — said “I won’t comment on that.” “Maybe if I’d had months to work with them, I’d be in a better position to evaluate their skill. But I could only judge based on the period I worked on the show, which wasn’t long,” she said. Yet, Turner still had positive things to say about the bunch. “I do respect the camaraderie they had,” she said to Vulture. “You can see camaraderie on the screen. When I did Body Heat with Larry Kasdan and Bill Hurt, we rehearsed significantly before shooting and there was a familiarity before the camera rolled. You see it in the film.” Cindy Ord/Getty RELATED VIDEO: Matthew Perry Says He ‘Can’t Remember’ 3 Years of Filming Friends Because of Substance Abuse Also in her interview, the ever-candid Turner spoke out about working with Burt Reynolds in 1988’s Switching Channels — another experience she didn’t enjoy. “Working with Burt Reynolds was terrible,” Turner claimed. “The first day Burt came in he made me cry. He said something about not taking second place to a woman. His behavior was shocking.” “It never occurred to me that I wasn’t someone’s equal,” she said. “I left the room sobbing. I called my husband and said, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ He said, ‘You just do the job.’ It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides. But as for the performance, I was able to put the negativity aside. I’m not convinced Burt was.” Reynolds has also not been shy about their feud, answering with Turner’s name when asked during a Watch What Happens Live appearance earlier this year to state the most overrated actor of the ’70s and ’80s.