The star of Showtime’s ‘Episodes’ finds the possibility of a ‘Friends’ reboot deeply sad.
It may finally be time to accept the fact that there will never be a real Friendsreunion.
The return of beloved properties like The X-Files, Fuller Houseand now Will & Gracehave led some fans to believe that any ’90s television show could be rebooted at any minute. But as Matt LeBlanc told The Daily Beast in a new interview on Monday, “I don’t see that happening.”
Not only does LeBlanc, who is currently promoting the final season of Showtime’s Episodes — more on that in our full piece next week — think a Friends reboot is incredibly unlikely, he also thinks it’s a terrible idea.
“What story are we telling?” he asks. “Those characters have all gone their separate ways, they’ve all grown up.” Everybody who watched the show has a different version in their heads about what Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey are up to 13 years after the series finale, he says. “I think it’s best to let that be what they’re doing for everyone.”
“That show was about a finite period in people’s lives, after school and before you get married,” LeBlanc continues. “That time where your friends are your support system. And once that time’s over, that time’s over.”
Put that way, the idea of a Friends reunion in which they are no longer really friends, all of a sudden sounds deeply sad…Read More