The rumor that never dies: the potential Friends movie
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 13th 2008 2:43PM
If there is one rumor that never dies it's the one about the possibility of a Friends reunion. Since the series finale aired in May 2004, rumors about a reunion popped up here, there and everywhere. Sometimes the rumor takes the form of "there will be another spinoff" (remember Joey?) but most of the time it's a "there are talks about a movie but one of the stars doesn't want to commit." This week's revival of the rumor is of the latter kind.
According to Showbiz Spy, Courteney Cox Arquette, who played Monica on the hit NBC series for 10 seasons, is desperate for a big-screen adaptation of Friends. Yeah, I know, Showbiz Spy isn't the most legit source out there, but being a Friends fan, I can't help myself but wonder if it'll happen or not even though I'm not too keen on a reunion now since I doubt it would live up to my extremely high expectations.
Wonder why I chose a picture from the show that doesn't include Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston? Well, it's because the Showbiz Spy article claims that Aniston is the only one not ready to reprise her role. Supposedly, the actress is afraid of being stereotyped by a movie version of the series and that it would prevent her from getting more serious roles.
Interestingly, David Schwimmer announced last September that he would not take part in a Friends reunion if there ever was one. So if the Spy article is legit, why did he change his mind? Is it for the big pay check that he would get from a reunion? Is it to get some exposure to be able to advertise his other projects? Who knows!
It's no surprise that this rumor is revisited this week since the Sex and the City movie is currently airing in theaters and is not doing too bad at the box office.
So let me ask the question for the 1000th time, do you want a Friends reunion? If so, what type? Movie? TV special?