Sounds like Matt LeBlanc would be up for a Friends reunion. While being papped in Los Angeles on Saturday night by TMZ, LeBlanc was asked if a reunification of Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and Rachel was possible.
“I wish,” he quipped, helping girlfriend Andrea Anders into a black SUV. “I could use the money.”
Watch TMZ’s video and LeBlanc’s remark seems a little tongue-in-cheek. Still, the idea of a Friends reunion is not entirely new – remember the 2009 rumor of a Friends movie? That was eventually proven untrue, and let’s all be very grateful for that, shall we?
I suspect LeBlanc was definitely joking about the money – at least, I hope he was. The Friends cast were paid a cool million bucks per episode back when the sitcom was at its peak. With the series still repeated constantly across the globe, I imagine their fortunes haven’t shrunk too severely.
The 44-year-old LeBlanc seems to be coping well in his post-Friends life. He scooped a Golden Globe award on Sunday for his role as himself in Episodes (thankfully not the appalling British version). Speaking to press at the awards gala, LeBlanc credited the “brilliantly gifted” writers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik for his victory in the Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy category. And on the subject of Friends, he added:
“It’s really hard to compare [Episodes] to Friends. Friends was such a once in a lifetime thing… To be one of those six actors on that show was something I’ll never forget as long as I live.”