Many notable actors and actresses appeared in memorable cameos on Friends. Still, one, in particular, did it without being paid a penny. In season 6, Bruce Willis played a figure that intimidated Rachel and doubled as Ross’s father-in-law (David Schwimmer ). He portrayed Ross Geller’s young girlfriend Elizabeth’s father, Paul.
Fans appreciated seeing Brad Pitt, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julia Roberts, Christina Applegate, Tom Selleck, Jon Favreau, Anna Faris, Danny DeVito, Resse Witherspoon, and many more during the whole run of Friends.
However, Bruce Willis’s Cameo on Friends was one of the fan’s favorites due to the actor and the plot the writer created.
His character can be described as alternating between satire and humor. Bruce Willis even earned an Emmy for his portrayal of Paul Stevens in Friends, winning the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy.
Paul struggled with his emotions, and he would cry when something that impacted him personally was brought up. Fans of Friends may recall an amusing Bruce Wallis sequence with nostalgia. Before going on a date with Rachel, he fancies himself in front of the mirror and tells himself, You’re Just A Love Machine.”
But there’s another fascinating aspect of his Cameo. It turns out that Bruce Wilis’s appearance on Friends was made possible by the popularity of one of his films. It featured Matthew Perry, Chandler on Friends. Perry took advantage of this and established a specific bet with his co-star.
He felt confident the movie would succeed financially, but Bruce Willis did not concur. So Matthew Perry bet that if the film succeeded, he would have to appear on friends for free. The movie, titled “The Whole Nine Yards,” earned $106 million at the box office. The rest is history.