Ever since “Friends” wrapped up its monumentally successful run in 2004, fans of the NBC hit comedy have been holding out hope for a reunion movie of sorts. While persisting reunion rumors continually find themselves shot down, it doesn’t stop them from reappearing. And now two of the show’s ensemble are only further taunting those fans holding out hope by admitting they wish the show hadn’t ended.
Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow appeared together on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Friday (July 26) while Perry was guest-hosting for Morgan, and the two said they wished they could go back to 2004 and fight for more seasons with Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.
“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was, and the hours that we worked. You know, you can see how much we laughed and everything,” Perry revealed, noting that he had been asked about his experience during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “And I found myself saying, ‘If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped.”
Kudrow didn’t disagree. “If it were up to us, like individually, oh, I would keep going,” the “Web Therapy” actress said. “There would have come a time anyway when someone would have said, ‘We’ve had enough.’ But why not have fun until they do?”
The cast had decided as a whole not to continue, Perry said. But looking back at it, he wished they’d come to a different decision. “Friends” was “the greatest job in the world,” he reminisced.
“It was,” Kudrow agreed. “We had a lot of fun.”
Do you wish “Friends” had gone on longer than it did or had the series run its course by its end?