Oh. My. God. Friends cocreator Marta Kauffman wants to make one thing clear: the classic NBC comedy may not return to grace our TV screens — this after Jennifer Aniston revealed she would be all about it.
“Why mess up a good thing?” the executive producer, 62, said in an interview with the Associated Press published on Thursday, June 13. “We wouldn’t want a reunion to disappoint fans.” Not the best news, especially after the Dumplin’ actress, 50, who played Rachel Green on the sitcom, sparked some reboot hopes.
“Listen, I told you this: I would do it,” Jennifer said during a June 5 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show “The girls would do it. And the boys would do it, I’m sure.” She added, “Anything could happen!”
The iconic show ran for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004 and starred Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) along with Jennifer.
The Murder Mystery star has been quite open about her desire to return to do more episodes of Friends — she even once revealed that it was her male costars that weren’t as much for the idea as her gals. “The girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason,” the A-lister said while on The Late Late Show with James Corden in December.
However, Jennifer did add her female costars already have an idea up their sleeves that won’t include the men. “So we’ve decided that we’ll just do, like — and I’ve said this before — we’ll just do, like, a remake of The Golden Girls in, like, 40 years,” she joked to the host, adding, “Just kind of go out on wicker chairs, you know what I mean? What if we’re Rachel, Phoebe and Monica as just ‘golden girls’?”
Well, for now it seems like a reboot of the popular show isn’t in the pipeline, but hey, at least we can watch it on a loop on Netflix … for now.