David Schwimmer, aka Ross on Friends, apparently struggled with his overnight fame after the sitcom became a smash hit in the early '90s. Which is just the most Ross thing to say ever.

The 49-year-old actor recently returned to a prominent TV role, playing the late Robert Kardashian Sr. (father of Kim, etc) in The People v. O.J. Simpson. In an interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, he discussed how becoming a suddenly-famous person messed up his life back in the day.

“It was pretty jarring and it messed with my relationship to other people in a way that took years, I think, for me to kind of adjust to and become comfortable with,” he said.


Geller, I mean Schwimmer, said he used to be outgoing and an avid people watcher. But becoming a celebrity "made me want to hide under a baseball cap, not be seen," he said. "And I realized after a while that I was no longer watching people; I was trying to hide."

He also said that, because of the intimate nature of the show, viewers felt like they knew him as Ross. “In our show I'm the same guy for 10 years, you can rely on me to be a certain way and you know me—or you think you know me.”


Hahaha. That is soooo Ross!

Sources: Us Weekly