Here’s Where ‘Friends’ Stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, And More Stand On A Revival

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With so many iconic ’90s sitcoms getting the revival treatment, the question on everyone’s mind seems to be whether or not Friends will follow in the footsteps of Will & Grace, Roseanne, and more.

Over the years, we’ve seen the cast get together for special events, but will our favorite Friends ever reunite to bring us more episodes? From Jennifer Aniston to Matt LeBlanc, take a look below to see where each cast member stands on a revival.


Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green)

Jennifer Aniston isn’t keen on coming back for more Friends, but the actress has a very good reason as to why! Aniston was recently a guest on Ariana Huffington’s new Thrive Global Podcast where she revealed that she doesn’t think Friends would work today from a purely logistical perspective. “We were jokingly saying that if Friends was created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into their iPhones,” said Aniston. “There would be no action episodes or conversations.”


Courteney Cox (Monica Geller)

Courteney Cox isn’t ruling out the possibility of reprising her role as Monica in the future — but there’s a bit of a catch with regards to what it would take for the actress to sign on for a Friends revival. “Oh man. That’s a tough one!” said Cox when asked about coming back for more Friends during an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest in 2015. “One episode, Thanksgiving! What happened to them?”


Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing)

Like Aniston, Matthew Perry is also opting out of a revival — but only because he’s convinced there wouldn’t be an audience for it. “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,” Perry told Variety. “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?”


Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay)

Though Lisa Kudrow hasn’t exactly said no, it’s clear the actress doesn’t think a Friends reunion would work very well. If anything were to transpire, however, Kudrow is adamant that the studio would have to bring series creators Marta Kaufman and David Crane back on board to pen the script. “If something would happen, they would be the ones to write it, and let’s face it— they’re busy, so I don’t know how or when [it would happen],” said Kudrow at the 2015 Vulture Film Festival. But even then, Kudrow isn’t not fully sold on the idea of a revival. “And then also, what’s that going to be about?” the actress asked, before questioning whether we’d be seeing the characters going through midlife crisis. “I’m not eager to see that.”


Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani )

When it comes to a revival, Matt LeBlanc seems to be in the same camp as his pal Lisa Kudrow. In an interview with The New Daily back in February, LeBlanc joked that fans probably wouldn’t want to see what the Central Perk gang is going through now that they’re much older. That being said, it’s clear LeBlanc has put some thought into what Joey would be up to today! While speaking to Meredith Vieira back in 2015, the actor shared his thoughts on where his his old on-screen persona would be now. “Hopefully he’d be married, maybe have kids, and hopefully have a job,” said LeBlanc of Joey.


David Schwimmer (Ross Geller)

David Schwimmer  doesn’t want to ruin a good thing with a Friends revival. Back in 2011, Schwimmer told Hollyscoop that he wouldn’t want to return for more because he feels as though the show went out on a great note. “I really like how the show ended, I really love how it ended,” said Schwimmer. “I think it was kind of a perfect ending and I can’t see a good reason to revisit it.”

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