Every Friends fan has been anxiously waiting to see the cast together – a reunion has been on our minds from the moment the show came to an end in the year 2004. Recently, in a candid video conversation of Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Lisa Kudrow & Jennifer Aniston spilled the tea.
The two stars from our favourite sitcom talked about many things – from when they first met on the set to their time on the show, and also dropped hints about what to expect from the reunion that is to appear on HBO Max.
“I think it’s going to be really fun also when we, if we ever get out of quarantine, get to do our reunion show,” Jennifer told her former costar. Lisa responded with “Yes, that will be really great. I can’t wait to do that. I really can’t wait to do that.”
For those who forgot, back in November 2019, it was announced via The Hollywood Reporter that the iconic show’s six core stars — Jennifer and Lisa, along with Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perryand David Schwimmer — and showrunners were in talks to reunite for an unscripted special. Then, in May, Bob Greenblatt, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman, said that the the highly-anticipated show — which was delayed due to the current coronavirus pandemic — is still planned to hit the streaming service this year.
But what’s more interesting is that the stars of the show do not know what the reunion will entail.
“Yeah, we don’t know everything about it, we need to say. I think we’re meant to be surprised by some things as well. Yeah, no. I will not be Phoebe,” Lisa explained. Then Jennifer said, “We know it’s not scripted, that we know. I will not be Rachel, although I kind of am. Well, we’re all sort of little fragments of them. Not really, but yeah.”
As fans know, the idea for a reboot was first teased by Jennifer herself. In October 2019, while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress said that cast was definitely planning something for the future. Fans have speculated that Jennifer was hinting at this special during the daytime talkshow appearance.
While we wait on the edge of our seats for the reunion of our time’s most iconic show – here’s the video of the chat between Lisa Kudrow & Jennifer Aniston to tie you over for a few more months: