Friends has been in the news quite a bit lately, with Netflix deciding to keep it on its platform for another year after paying $100 million to do so. But like with any iconic show, talks of a reboot always linger, and Friends is no different. Rachel Green herself, Jennifer Aniston, recently spoke about a potential reboot when she sat down with James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
“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 49-year-old actress revealed. So it’s David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc‘s fault? For shame. But not to worry, because Jennifer says she and her female costars, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, 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,” 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’?”
Jokes are great and all, but we need to stop being teased about a potential Friends reboot or we may just get as angry as Ross did when someone ate his sandwich. And while we’re at it, don’t tease us about a potential The Office reboot either. It is also quite interesting that Jennifer says she had no idea Netflix considered booting the classic show off its platform, especially since Jennifer will now reel in $22 million a year thanks to Netflix. But when your bank account is in the millions we guess you don’t really notice a difference.
Reboots are hit or miss usually, so we understand why some of the Friends cast is on the fence. It can either be successful like the Will and Grace reboot or not do much of a dent like the Murphy Brown reboot.