'Friends' reunion closer to reality after Jennifer Aniston says she and co-stars are open to the idea
'Friends' last aired in 2004, but the world still can't get enough of the fun gang. Despite repeated queries by fans to get the gang back together in a reunion, the stars have never given an affirmative. Popular talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted Jennifer Aniston on the June 5th episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', asked her about the prospects of seeing a 'Friends' reunion and the actress' response ought to please fans.
"Listen, I told you this. I would do it….The girls would do it, and the boys would do it, I'm sure," she said. "Listen, anything can happen." Aniston, who's made similar statements previously also joked that she could set up doing a revival all by herself to which DeGeneres then offered to help and act as the neighbor next door. "It will be called 'Friend'," DeGeneres quipped.
According to Entertainment Online, Aniston, who had appeared on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in December 2018 seemed to suggest that Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer were responsible for the lack of reunions.
"Listen, the girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason. I don't know," she said at the time. "And so, we've decided that we'll just do…a remake of The Golden Girls in, like, 40 years," Aniston remarked.
According to People, while the 'Just Go With It' star was pretty optimistic about the reunion, some of the other women on the show did have their doubts about the possibility, including Aniston herself.
"I don't see it happening," Lisa Kudrow told Today in 2017. "It would be fun, but what would it be about? Think about it. The thing we liked best about the show was that they were 20-somethings and they were their own family. Now, they all have families, so what are we going to watch?"
Talking to Lorraine Kelly in 2016, Aniston said, "Honestly, I don't know what we would do,I think why people have such an affection for it is because even though it was only 12 years ago it ended, or 13—God, it's getting farther and farther away—there was something about a time where our faces weren't stuffed into cell phones."
"We were in a room together, in a coffee shop together. We were talking, having conversations. We have lost that."