‘Friends From College’
What will happen to Lisa (Cobie Smulders) and Ethan’s (Keegan-Michael Key) relationship in “Friends from College”? Netflix

“How I Met Your Mother” star Cobie Smulders landed role in Netflix’s upcoming comedy, “Friends from College.” Ahead of its premiere, the actress opened up about her character Lisa, her friendship with Sam (Annie Parisse) and the latter’s past relationship with Lisa’s current partner, Ethan (Keegan Michael-Keys).

While speaking with TV Line, Smulders talked about the fact that there will be a lot of focus on Ethan and Sam’s relationship in the flashbacks. This means that something has been going on between Lisa’s husband and friend for the past couple of years. According to the actress, Lisa is 10 years younger than Ethan and Sam so the former may not have any inkling that they have been having an affair.

“The relationship between Lisa and Sam has always been kind of intense. Sam has never really seen her as an equal, she’s always been this young kid. So their relationship is strained from the beginning. I don’t know if she really thinks that there’s anything happening… I don’t think she has any suspicions, because again, this group is such a close group, and there is intimacy among all of these people already, that I don’t think she perceives that as any sort of infidelity at the beginning,” she explained.

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“Friends from College” co-creator Nick Stoller added that Ethan and Sam’s affair is not a constant thing. Rather, they simply meet once or twice a year, hook up and then go their separate ways. However, they eventually move to the same city, and that’s when things get out of hand. Smulders said, “It’s a big deal, when we were all finally in the city together, because we have not spent this much time together since college.”

Meanwhile, “Friends from College” will premiere on Netflix on July 14. But ahead of its release, the show has already received some negative reviews. Deadline reviewed the comedy and said that it is “un-binge-worthy.”

The series also stars Fred Savage as Max, Nat Faxon as Nick, Jae W. Suh as Marianne, Allegra Rose Edwards as Madison, Rachel Resheff as Chloe Bettina Bilger as Shanty, Alison Barton as Ashley, William Hill as Joe and more.