Jennifer Anniston has claimed that the entire Friends cast would be up for a reunion and teased that “anything can happen.” You can read the full quote right here…
Speaking on The Ellen Show, Anniston said this about the chances of a Friends reunion happening: “Listen, I told you this, I would do it. The girls would do it and the boys would do it, I’m sure. Listen, anything can happen.”
Friends originally ran for 236 episodes across 10 seasons, showcasing the mid-twenties to early-thirties of its iconic cast: Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller.
Since the show wrapped up its run in 2004, with the eponymous friends finally vacating their famous apartment, fans have wondered whether a reunion episode could ever happen. We’ve seen the odd comedy sketch and TV appearance from the cast, but never a proper reunion episode.
Anniston is clearly in the ‘would be up for it’ camp. But back in March, speaking to Rolling Stone, the show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman made it clear that she’s in the ‘probably not a good idea’ camp.
“There are several reasons”, Kauffman explained. “One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone. Two, I don’t know what good it does us. The show is doing just fine, people love it. [A reunion] could only disappoint. ‘The One Where Everyone’s Disappointed.’”
Basically, then, don’t hold your breath. Friends isn’t on a break, after all; it finished its run at a natural point and probably won’t return for a reunion. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything, though…