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Olivia Williams recalls 'harrowing' time on the set of Friends


Olivia Williams recalled her "harrowing" experiences on the set of 'Friends'.
The 55-year-old actress joined the cast of the hit sitcom for two episodes when the action was transferred from New York to London for 'The One with Ross's Wedding' and she played a bridesmaid called Felicity who had a fling with Joey - and Olivia has admitted she had a miserable time during the shoot.
When asked to elaborate on what was so bad about her time on set, she told The Independent newspaper: "Well, just as an example, I was taken to the studio in a shared car with a wonderful actress whose character, I think, was called ‘Old Woman' ...
"At one point, a producer – who shall remain nameless – just yelled at her: ‘You’re not funny!' And she didn’t come back the next day. So that was alarming."
Olivia went on to reveal she also had issues with the hair and make-up team, adding: "'Friends' was a brand, and you had to fit the brand.
"You go into hair and make-up and you’re told: ‘There’s a look here, this is what we do'. And that involved, essentially, plucking off all of your eyebrows.'
"[I begged] literally: ‘please don’t take my eyebrows off, I might need them in another job!’ But yes, that’s the sense in which it was harrowing."
Olivia recently played Queen Camilla in Netflix show 'The Crown' and she admitted the role was a lot of fun, but she worried about the blurring of the lines between reality and fiction.
She added to the outlet: "Being swept off to stately homes around the UK with a fabulous wig on was all great fun. I did have queasy moments at the time about whether the things we were depicting would make life more difficult or less difficult for people whose privacy has been so horribly intruded upon. But I think, by any metric, The Crown was empathetic - while telling the story as drama."