Marlo Thomas Recalls Matt LeBlanc’s Sweet Gesture on ‘Friends’ Set

Marlo Thomas was solely in three episodes of Mates, however one star left a long-lasting impression.

Matt LeBlanc, who performed Joey Tribiani, was scripted to kiss the Emmy winner in a single episode of the NBC comedy — however he wasn’t about to smooch the long-lasting actress with out getting her consent.

“After I performed Rachel’s mother on Mates, Matt LeBlanc was [supposed] to kiss me,” Thomas, 85, solely reveals in Us Weekly‘s 25 Issues You Don’t Know About Me characteristic. “Earlier than the scene, Matt shyly requested my permission to actually lay one on me. So cute!”

If solely all the boys in her life had been so well mannered. Thomas — whose newest collaboration with Williams Sonoma is on the market now — additionally revealed her most mortifying second was when her dad, late comedian Danny Thomas, instructed a private anecdote about her on nationwide tv.

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“Probably the most embarrassing second of my childhood was when my father described my coaching bra on The Tonight Present Starring Johnny Carson,” Thomas tells Us.

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1. After I performed Rachel’s mother on Mates, Matt LeBlanc was [supposed] to kiss me. Earlier than the scene, Matt shyly requested my permission to actually lay one on me. So cute!

2. I don’t personal a microwave. Something that makes a baked potato in 5 minutes will kill you.

3. I by no means consider loss of life till I watch cable and see all of the methods I can die.

4. I first met my husband [Phil Donahue] as a visitor on his speak present. We flirted like mad.

5. As a child, all of us traveled to stick with my dad at no matter lodge the place he was headlining. I used to be 18 earlier than I spotted each lodge room didn’t have a piano in it.

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6. In case you level me in the correct course, I can truly pilot a yacht.

7. I turned down Rosemary’s Child. Thought it was going to be some shlocky horror film.

8. After I was rising up, we at all times had not less than two comedians at our dinner desk.

9. My earliest appearing roles had been a Hawaiian, an Arab terrorist and a Chinese language mail-order bride — till I turned the lady subsequent door.

10. If it’s chocolate, I’ll eat it.

11. As a little bit lady, I used to be continually livid that the princesses in my storybooks had been all blondes.

12. After I’m touring with a play, my post-performance dinner is at all times straight from the lodge minibar: Snickers and an Amstel Gentle.

13. My godmother was Loretta Younger.

14. Probably the most embarrassing second of my childhood was when my father described my coaching bra on The Tonight Present Starring Johnny Carson.

15.If I needed to do it over again, I’d be a humorist.

16. I graduated faculty as an English instructor however thought higher of it, for the children’ sake.

17. I’m unsure what 6 o’clock means to you. To me, it means champagne.

18. After I moved in with Phil and his sons, they’d their names on their jockey shorts. It was the primary time I used to be with a person who had “Dad” on his underwear.

19. My 70-year-old grandmother performed the drums in a beer backyard in Pasadena.

20. I’m the quickest reader of anybody I do know. And if the ebook is nice, I’m a Nascar driver.

21. I binged the second season of White Lotus in sooner or later.

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22. As a Beverly Hills child, we lived down the road from Elizabeth Taylor and watched her drive off in her bridal robe to her first of eight weddings.

23. My father liked my faculty boyfriend a lot that he gave him a pickup truck — after we broke up.

24. I’ve a psychological block on the place apostrophes are speculated to go on S-words.

25. If I used to be stranded on a desert island with one different particular person, [it’d be] Jerry Seinfeld. I simply need to chortle.