Jennifer Aniston reveals the reason why there will not be a Friends reunion
Bad news, Friends fans. Jennifer Aniston has explained why a re-boot of the popular television series has been ruled out in her eyes.
Friends is one of the most loved TV shows of all time and fans have been yearning for a revival ever since the series came to end in 2004. Many sitcoms have tried and failed to emulate the success of Friends. The charm, comedy and authentic feel of the series has made it one of the only programmes that viewers still watch on repeat, even a whole 12 years on from the finale.
However, Jennifer Aniston has revealed why a comeback just wouldn’t work in this day and age… and we kind of agree with her.
The actress starred as Rachel Green for 10 years in the well-loved US sitcom. The series was set in New York in the 1990s and follows six close pals as they juggle jobs, relationships and friendships.
The iconic place where a large majority of Friends‘ is set is the ‘Central Perk’ coffee shop where Rachel gathers with her mates Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), Joey Tribiani (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), and Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).
When asked about the possibility of a reunion on ITV’s Lorraine, Aniston admitted: “Honestly I don’t know what we would do, I think that period of time was nostalgic, our faces weren’t stuffed into cell phones, we weren’t checking Facebook and Instagram, we were in a room together, we were in a coffee shop talking having conversations, we have lost that.”
Certainly, Friends has stood the test of time purely because it is so nostalgic. Revivals of cherished television shows rarely manage to work, as transplanting the feeling of an old, loved programme into a new period is no easy task. A return of the series could run the risk of actually ruining what it was about Friends that we still hold so dearly.
As much as we would love to see Joey, Ross, Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel and Monica back together once again, maybe it’s best to leave a good thing untouched.