A Friends reunion has been teased, hinted at, and hoped for since the end of the series in 2004. The success of the Sex and the City movie seemed to boost film hopes for a little while, and even Matt LeBlanc seemed optimistic about a revival. Now, once again, reunion rumors are being crushed.
LeBlanc said last week that the reunion would never happen, and now Lisa Kudrow is agreeing, saying we should bury our hopes of seeing the gang back together. “I don’t think it will ever happen whether any of us want it to happen or not,” Kudrow told E! last Friday. As for the why, Kudrow said, “I don’t think any of us would do it unless [Friends co-creators] David Crane and Marta Kauffman wrote it and I don’t know how they could do it.”
Kudrow does think that a Friends movie would be possible, but it wouldn’t be what we think.
“Like the Brady Bunch[movie] was hilarious because it was a spoof,” she said. “I can’t wait from 10, 20 years from now to see the younger actors. I think that will be really fun.”
Though LeBlanc was once the most hopeful for a possible reunion, he seems to have lost the faith recently, now believing that a reunion would just plain be a bad idea. On the possibility of a Friends continuation, “That probably won’t happen,” he told Digital Spy. “There’s no plans for anything like that. Everyone seems to be talking about that these days, but nope, no irons in the fire there.”The actor continued, “Everyone identifies with those characters in their own way and everyone in their own mind imagines what has become of those characters. I just think it’s best to leave it at that.”
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