Who doesn’t love Friends? If you raised your hand, we’re not sure we can be friends. Having said that, guess who LOVES Friends? Emilia Clarke. (And also, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen‘s daughter, Lily, and Dominic Cooper‘s mom, but more on that in a bit.)
Clarke is a Friends superfan. And she particularly loves Matt LeBlanc. She thinks he’s “wicked.” So when she, LeBlanc, Beckinsale and Cooper were guests on The Graham Norton Show, the Friends love came out in full force. But no one was more adorable than Emilia.
Norton first asked her if she got a chance to chat up LeBlanc backstage. And that’s when the giggling and blushing began. Because Clarke, no matter how big a star she is in her own right, simply can’t believe Joey Tribbiani is sitting next to her.
The other guests shared their own stories. Kate outed her daughter, who is “obsessive” about the sitcom, and suggested she and Emilia should have a Friends quiz, while Cooper admitted his mom “might pass out” if she knew her son was sitting with Matt. And while some actors might want to focus on what they’re doing right now rather than what they did in the past, LeBlanc was a great sport, and laughed and played along with the three guests.
And good thing, too, because Emilia had a request for the Top Gear host. She asked Matt/Joey to ask her ‘how she is doing’, with the biggest grin on her face (and as Beckinsale chimed in, “Oooh, yes, do that.”), basically living out the dream of every other Friends fan in the universe.
And LeBlanc was more than happy to oblige (2:25, if you’re skipping ahead).
Emilia squealed, Kate said she even felt it from where she was sitting and even Dominic had a chuckle. Yep, it’s good to know Joey’s still got it.