Lisa Kudrow broke thousands of hearts on Monday when she announced on HuffPost Live that she had no interest in participating in a Friends reunion. The 49-year-old actress who made her claim to fame by portraying the quirky and loveable role of Phoebe Buffay explained why she had no desire to take part in a reunion of the NBC hit show that ended its 10-year-run on May 6, 2004.
"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?" And Kudrow wasn't the only member of the six Friends who thought that a reunion would be less than satisfying. Matt LeBlanc, who was formerly known as the playboy Joey Tribbiana, explained to Entertainment Weekly that fans of the show would probably be disappointed with seeing the girl-crazy, food-loving actor nearly ten years later.
"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."
The world went into a Friends frenzy when rumors circulated in April of the cast creating a reunion film but co-creator Marta Kauffman shot down speculation, confirming that it was untrue. "I'm gonna clear this up right now: No. It's not happening!" Kauffman told E! News. "No. Look, Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore. I'd rather people go, 'Oh, please, please' than, 'I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.'"
But Kudrow did give fans of the Emmy Award winning TV show a glimmer of hope when she declared what it would take her to become Phoebe again. "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."
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