While fans have all but given up on a Friends reunion or revival ever happening, one of the cast members is said to be hopeful that it could still happen in the future. David Schwimmer, who played Ross Gellar on the series for 10 seasons has allegedly wanted to get the Central Perk gang back together for years, and the actor reportedly won’t give up on the notion.
According to OK! Magazine, David Schwimmer’s cast members have all shot down the Friends reunion/revival rumors, with many of them saying it will never happen despite fan interest. However, Schwimmer is said to be all about a reboot of the series, and he’s allegedly wanted to do it for the past ten years.
The report reveals that the actor is having a mini “meltdown” over talk of a Friends reunion or revival and is said to be “tearing his hair out over the endless stop and start talks” with his former co-stars. In fact, it seems that Jennifer Aniston may be the key to the entire thing. If the actress, who has been the breakout star of the series, were to get on board it seems likely that the rest of the cast would fall in line.
“David’s always wanted to bring the show back – he really pushed for it to happen ten years ago but Jen [Aniston] was boxed in with her string of movie rom-coms,” an insider revealed.
David Schwimmer reportedly has tried hard in the past to get the cast back together, but talks always seem to fall through. Despite the former co-stars still being good friends, it seems that Jennifer Aniston doesn’t want to go back to her days as beloved TV icon Rachel Green. Last year, the actress revealed during an interview that a Friends revival or reunion would never happen, which allegedly sent Schwimmer into a frenzy.
“He had a meltdown when Jen was interviewed last year on UK TV saying it will never happen. He just thinks it’s a total no-brainer, especially if it’s a cool one-off project, but getting Jen on board is a total joke.”
Earlier this month, David Schwimmer’s former co-stars Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, who played Joey and Chandler on the hit series, both spoke out against ever doing a Friends revival.
Matthew Perry recently told Variety that he has nightmares about returning to the role of Chandler Bing and then nobody caring about the revival.
“I have this recurring nightmare. I’m not kidding about this. When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. The thing is: We ended on such a high. We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?”
Meanwhile, Matt LeBlanc agrees with Perry, saying that nobody would want to see the aging Friends characters in their mundane adult lives.
“[It would be] a huge mistake. … Friends was about that finite period between school and life, when you had that carefree nature. … You were out from under your parents’ wing, on your own for the first time, making mistakes, finding your way through, and your friends are your family. That’s what that show was about. To see it later? I think imagining what they’re doing now is better than seeing it. … Joey at his first colonoscopy? Who wants to see that? I don’t.”
While fans have been begging for a Friends reunion/revival for years, it does seem that it will never happen. Sadly, it looks like re-runs will have to suffice die-hard fans. However, David Schwimmer reportedly will never give up on the hope of reprising his role as Ross.
“He’ll never give up hope of getting it off the ground and gets furious every single time it falls apart” the source reveals.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of a Friends reunion or revival? Do you think the cast should get back together or just leave it in the past?
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