Tate Donovan has opened up about filming alongside Jennifer Aniston on the 4th season of friends.
The pair had been dating in real life but right around the time of their break up, Donovan landed the role.
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Tate Donovan & Jennifer Aniston, at the premiere of Hercules, 1997. Donovan had provided the voice of the title character, Hercules. The couple were engaged in the late 90s but were splitting up around the time Donovan was appearing on Friends as Aniston’s love interest. Shortly after their breakup Aniston began dating Brad Pitt.
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He described the experience as "really painful and tough," in an interview with US Weekly.
He said it was difficult to, ''act like [they were] just meeting each other, and falling in love,'' when they were actually breaking up.
However, he only had good things to say about the stars of the show.
"Those six people were amazing to me."
"They were fantastic... It was really ultimately a great experience of how people can treat you really well, and you still do your job even though you're sort of dying inside."