Is the day finally going to come when Friends gets a reunion?! While paying a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, June 5, Jennifer Aniston dished that she would be all for reprising her beloved role of Rachel Green on the hit sitcom.
“Listen, I told you this: I would do it,” the 50-year-old beauty revealed to host Ellen DeGeneres. Jen excitedly added that the entire cast — including Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc — would most likely be down for a revival. “The girls would do it. And the boys would do it, I’m sure.”
Although the reunion wouldn’t be complete without the whole crew, Ellen joked that Jen could always do it all on her own. “You’ll do the show by yourself and it’ll be called Friend — just Friend,” the 61-year-old host hilariously suggested, adding that she can move into the apartment next door to Jen’s character. “I’m the neighbor looking out with, like, a cup of sugar or something like that.” So funny!
An upcoming reunion would be perfect timing for the show, considering this September will mark 25 years since Friends first aired in 1994. The beloved sitcom came to an end in 2004 after 10 incredible seasons. Yep, that means it has already been 15 years since it went off the air, too! Speaking with Ellen, Jen dished that legendary director James Burrows predicted the show’s success before it ever even aired.
“[James] handed us each a couple hundred bucks and said, ‘Now go into the casino and go gamble ‘cause this is the last time you’ll be able to walk into a casino anonymously,” Jen recalled. The Cake star explained how, prior to the series premiere, the entire cast took a trip to Las Vegas — which Courteney shared a pic from in mid-May. “The one where the six of us went to Vegas and no one knew we were F.R.I.E.N.D.S yet,” the Sceam star wrote in the caption of an Instagram post.
Jen said that the whole group couldn’t have been more confused at the time, but now looking back, it all makes sense to her. “We had no clue what he was talking about. We’re like, ‘What do you mean?’” she explained. “Sure enough, that was the last time.”
Here’s to forever hoping for a Friends reunion!