LOS ANGELES – The co-creator of Friends (1994-2004), Marta Kauffman, got emotional in an interview in which she admitted that she had not done enough for diversity in the TV series, according to Fox News.
The beloved 90s sitcom has often been criticised for its lack of diversity, as its six leads were white.
Kauffman, who co-created the show as well as the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie, spoke with a few other showrunners at an interview for the ATX TV Film Festival. She began to tear up after being asked what she wished she had known earlier in her career.
"I wish I knew then what I know today," the writer and TV producer, 63, said while fighting back tears. "I mean we've always encouraged people of diversity in our company, but I didn't do enough and now all I can think about is what can I do? What can I do differently? How can I run my show in a new way? And that's something I not only wish I knew when I started showrunning, but I wish I knew all the way up through last year."
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