So no one told us it was going to take this long. And scene. Ever since the classic show Friends went off the air in 2004, people have been clamoring for a reboot. That’s right, we said clamoring. And anytime we’ve gotten closer to seeing it return it has been shutdown for one reason or another. But this time around it seems like one of the show’s stars is the reason the reboot is on hold. That star? Jennifer Aniston.
Believe or not, a source has told In Touch that Netflix has been trying hard to bring Friends back, saying, “Netflix, which has been working closely with Jennifer Aniston on her film Dumplin’, is getting closer to making it happen than anyone ever has.” But Jennifer, who of course played Rachel Green on the series, is the only cast member who is on the fence according to the source. “They’re making the cast offers that they can’t refuse, and Jen has been the only holdout.” The source adds, “But apparently executives at the streaming service are wearing her down, because they’re promising a quality reboot. It has to happen eventually — the entire world has been waiting for this!”
This report is coming after Jennifer made an appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden and said that she and her female costars weren’t the reason the show wasn’t back, it was her male costars (Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt Leblanc). Jennifer told James, “The girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason.” Jennifer also stated that she has an idea for a new show: “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,” Jennifer joked, 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’?”
It’s no surprise that Netflix is allegedly working on getting Friends back to us, especially since they paid $100 million simply to keep the show on their platform. But it is surprising that it is Jennifer who is reportedly the one who is holding out. Which makes us wonder: why does Jennifer hate us?