Lisa Kudrow: A ‘Friends’ Reunion Won’t Work

July 22, 2013 1:01 pm0 commentsViews:
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Lisa Kudrow does not want to see what happened to Phoebe Buffay after “Friends” ended. When the “Web Therapy” star visited HuffPost Live, she said she’s too old to do a “Friends” reunion.

But what about a “Friends” reboot? Kudrow said she hasn’t thought about who’d she’d cast, she just knows it won’t be her. “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. Have I talked anybody out of wanting a reunion?”

However, if everybody was down to do a reunion, Kudrow would be there. “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 Kaufman who created the show.”

Kudrow’s comments echo those of Matt LeBlanc, who told EW. “I don’t want to see old Joey. Everyone’s going to have different vision of what those characters are like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people. A couple of people will go, ‘That’s what I thought!’ but for the most part, it’s going to let people down. It’s better to let them just think.”

Rumors of a “Friends” reunion sent the Internet into a frenzy in April. Of course they were false, but they still made headlines. Jennifer Aniston blamed Matthew Perry for them.

Kudrow said she’s not sure if “Friends” would work today. “They cancel things, I don’t know why,” she said. “Some things stay on, I really don’t know why. I can’t make head nor tails out of it.”