Jennifer Aniston just said that a Friends reunion is 'a possibility'
Over the last few weeks, the TV show Friends has been creeping its way back into the news. First, it hit headlines in the UK after the hit show was released on Netflix, then the video subscription service decided to troll everyone with 2018 plotlines for the sitcom, and, most recently, a survey revealed which of the six main characters was voted to be the favorite.
Even though it's been more than 20 years since the show first aired, it seems that people still can't get enough of it. We've got literally hundreds of episodes to watch and rewatch, but we just can't accept that it had to end.
However, if Jennifer Aniston's recent comments are anything to go by, it might not have done.
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Aniston, who played Rachel on the show, got talking about her time on Friends. This prompted the audience to get a little nostalgic - especially when Ellen pulled up a photo of the cast all together. It's clear that the talk show host herself was a huge fan, too, as she turned to Aniston to say, "Y'all should do a Friends reunion."
And if anyone has the power to make something like that happen, it's got to be Ellen - right?
"I know people keep asking [for a reunion]," she went on, "is it even a possibility, is it even in the realm of possibility?"
To which Aniston replied: "Anything is a possibility, Ellen. Anything."
Ok, so it's not a surefire "yes" to a reboot going ahead, but it's certainly more reassuring than previous answers to the question. In fact, co-creator Marta Kauffman's once said there was "no way" she could ever be talked into going back to Friends, and that too many things in her own life had changed for her to work with the original format.
"I’m nagged all the time about it and my answer is that Friends was a show about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and in a weird way, this isn’t that different," Kauffman said. "Once you start having a family of your own, it changes, and the show was over."
She went on: “There’s no reason to continue doing it just because people miss the characters. Watch the old ones, there is no way we could win that, and there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen. We’ll never do it.”
However, she also insisted that the crew would "never do it" - but Aniston doesn't appear to have got that memo.
Considering it's been over 14 years since the last season aired, it is difficult to imagine how the show would work now. Would Joey still be a bachelor? Have Ross and Rachel made it this long without taking another "break"? Does Gunther still run Central Perk? There's no question that a lot of us really want to know these things, but - ultimately - it is possible to have too much of a good thing, and it might be a better idea to just leave it as it is.