Christina Ricci is thrilled she finally got a chance to act alongside Matt LeBlanc, because she’s been fixated with his character Joey Tribbiani for years.

Ricci admits she was a fan of LeBlanc’s ditzy character for the duration of FRIENDS’ 10-year run – so landing a guest appearance as Tribbiani’s spoiled sister on Friends spin-off Joey is a dream come true.

She says, “I’ve always loved Joey Tribbiani. Me and my sister have always loved him. We just want him to come over for Thanksgiving, or something.

“I’ve never had a crush on him, I just wanted him to come around and like eat sandwiches with us and hug us. So when they asked me to do Joey, I was like, ‘Okay!'”