Many people have been hoping that there would be a reunion of the Friends cast and that a new season or a movie would ensue. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case, as Lisa Kudrow says she feels “too old.”
The 49-year-old actress, who played Phoebe Buffay in the hit TV sitcom for 10 years, has no intention of ever revisiting her character. The actress believes that the material has all been done and that the cast have all aged considerably.
The actress spoke to HuffPost Live and said: “I’m too old. I wouldn’t even have an interest in seeing what those people are doing 10 years later as parents that have to be responsible… It would be so different that it wouldn’t be Friends anymore.”
However, Kudrow did admit that she could be interested in doing a reunion if everyone else wanted to — everyone else includes her former co-stars Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox.
She explained: ”Of course I would do it if everyone wanted to do it. And everyone isn’t the six of us — it’s David Crane and Marta Kauffman who created the show.”
Sadly it appears that Kudrow is not the only one of the Friends cast who wouldn’t be interested in revisiting her former character; Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani in the series, agrees.
LeBlanc has previously told Digital Spy, “Yeah, that’s probably won’t happen. There’s no plans for anything like that. Everyone seems to be talking about that these days, but nope, no irons in the fire there. Once they have moved on from that phase, that family unit has broken down a little bit. I’m sure they’d keep in touch a bit, but it wouldn’t be the same.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Friends film, he continued: ”I think it’s a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie.'”
”Everyone identifies with those characters in their own way and everyone in their own mind imagines what has become of those characters. I just think it’s best to leave it at that.”
Sadly, it may be time to stop dreaming of a Friends reunion.