Gabrielle Union to Host All-Black ‘Friends’ Table Read Starring Sterling K. Brown & More!
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Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey are back, and want y’all to vote in the upcoming election!

On Monday, the “Zoom Where It Happens” series announced that Gabrielle Union will host a “Friends” table read featuring an all-Black cast!

Uzo Aduba will play Phoebe, Ryan Michelle Bathe will portray Rachel and Aisha Hinds will take on the role of Monica. Meanwhile, Sterling K. Brown will read Ross, Kendrick Sampson will appear as Joey and Jeremy Pope will star as Chandler.

The actors will perform the iconic 1996 episode “The One Where No One's Ready,” in which Ross fears that his pals are taking too long to get ready for a function.

Bathe and Hinds will help produce the event, along with Cynthia Erivo, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Karen Richardson, Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, Latanya Richardson, Channing Dungey, and Quentin and Stefanie Brown James.

"We've selected popular four-quadrant shows to attract a wide cross-section of potential voters," Bathe said in a statement. "We're thrilled to see how many people have embraced the series and are actively motivated to get out the vote this November."

The table read will support Michelle Obama's When We All Vote, a voter-registration initiative.

"Zoom Where it Happens,” which launched on September 8, aims to shine a spotlight on voting rights and electoral justice through culture and entertainment.

Earlier this month, the series organized a “Golden Girls” table read of the legendary 1986 episode "The Flu," with Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan participating.

They'll be there for you!


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