For those still waiting for a FRIENDS Re-union…it ain’t happening. That’s according to Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green in the hit NBC comedy.
In an interview with ITV the 47-year-old actress revealed why a re-union just isn’t going to work in the modern era of social media and smartphones.
“I don’t know what we would do. I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic, you know?”
“I think people have such affection for it, even though it was only 12 years ago since it ended”
She added, “… there was something about a time where our faces weren’t shoved into cellphones and we weren’t, like, checking Facebooks and Instagram, and we were in a room together, or at a coffee shop together, and we were talking … having conversations. And we’ve lost that.”
The Emmy-winning actress also claimed that the hit comedy series was “comfort food” for fans.
“Not only was it a gift for us, but it’s something people have been able to carry with them. It’s comfort food and it makes them feel better when they are feeling down, when they want to distract themselves,” she continued.
The popular NBC sitcom which ran from 1994 until 2004 turned Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) into superstars overnight.
The series is widely regarded as one of the best sitcoms ever made and still watched and adored by millions of fans around the world.
Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC.
After several script rewrites and changes, including a title change to Six of One and Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends