What a bummer!
“I have this recurring nightmare — I’m not kidding about [Friends],” Matthew, 47, told Variety on Monday, June 5. “When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares.”
“We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no,” he continued. “The thing is: We ended on such a high. We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?”
Jennifer and Matthew on Friends in 2003. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Basically not a day goes by that Jennifer isn’t similarly asked about a possible remake of the hit 90s sitcom — and the actress’ latest response to the question is arguably her best one yet.
“If Friends was created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones. There would be no actual episodes or conversations,” the 48-year-old actress said on Arianna Huffington‘s new Thrive Global Podcast with iHeartRadio on Wednesday, May 10.
In a previous interview, Jennifer similarly said new technology and social media have basically ruined any chance of a Friends revival actually happening. “I don’t know what we would do. I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic,” she said in December 2016.
“I think people have such affection for [the show], even though it was only [a few years] ago since it ended. There was something about a time where our faces weren’t shoved into cellphones and we weren’t, like, checking Facebook and Instagram, and we were in a room together, or at a coffee shop together, and we were talking… having conversations. And we’ve lost that,” Jen continued.
Jennifer played Rachel Green and Matthew played Chandler Bing alongside co-stars Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), and Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) on Friends for 10 years from 1994 until 2004.
Check out the gallery to see all the Friends stars’ new worths!