The Friends cast are divided over a reunion: Here’s who’s said what

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The Friends cast are divided over a reunion: Here's who's said what



The Friends cast are pretty divided on whether or not a reunion should go ahead (Picture: Getty)Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and naturally fans are still holding out hope that Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler and Ross will come back into our lives for a reboot.
Although showrunner Marta Kauffman recently shut down the idea of a comeback, saying that doing one could disappoint fans, some members of the cast are still keen.
Here’s our rundown on where Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer stand on the whole shebang.
Matt LeBlanc
Unfortunately Matt LeBlanc is not down for a reunion, like, ever.
The 51-year-old actor, who played lovable fool Joey Tribbiani told Femail Magazine last year: ‘I don’t want to do it – simple.
‘People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family.
‘To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don’t know what the story would be now. They would all have moved on from that period so it just wouldn’t be the same.’

Jennifer Aniston is keen for a Friends reboot (Picture: NBC)Jennifer Aniston
Luckily for us, Jennifer is up for a reboot – and often fantasises about them.
‘Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it,’ she told InStyle in August.
Getting us all pumped for a possible Rachel Green revival, she added:‘It really was the greatest job I ever had.
‘I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted.’
Courteney Cox
Like Jennifer, Courteney is also game for reprising her role of Monica Geller.
However, Courteney isn’t so sure reviving Friends would actually work, telling People last year: ‘I don’t know if there’s a way to redo it.
‘I just don’t see it happening. Even though I would do anything to be in a room with all of those people acting and having a great time. But I don’t see it happening.’

Matthew Perry has nightmares about Friends reviving, while David Schwimmer is on the fence (Picture: Channel 4)Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry dashed all our hopes and dreams that we’d ever see him back as Chandler Bing back in 2017.
Two years ago the star, who recently reassured fans after he was kicked out of therapy, revealed the idea of a Friends reunion gave him nightmares.
When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares,’ Matthew admitted at the time.
‘We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no.’

Talk of a Friends revival has been ongoing since the series ended in 2004 (Picture: Getty)Lisa Kudrow
Joining the rest of the gals, Lisa Kudrow has confessed that she’d want to reprise her role of Phoebe Buffay if a reunion did happen.
Buuuut, just like Courteney, she’s not convinced that would ever go ahead.
‘I would do it. I wouldn’t be the one not to do it,’ Lisa said in an interview in 2017.
‘Marta Kauffman, one the creators of the show, also said, “It’s not happening”. ‘Don’t blame me. I’m not the one responsible if there’s no Friends reunion.’
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David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer is pretty much on the fence about the whole thing, and given that he didn’t actually like Marcel the monkey, it’s hardly surprising.
The actor, who played Ross Geller, told Megyn Kelly on Today two years ago: ‘I just don’t know if I want to see all of us with like crutches, like walkers.’
Fair enough.

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