Jennifer Aniston explains why there will never, ever be a ‘Friends’ reunion
People just can’t let TV shows go, even when they’re relics of another age. We should really let certain stuff go, and Rachel Green agrees. Jennifer Anniston said there won’t be a Friends reunion for just that reason. In an interview on ITV’s Lorraine show, Anniston said it’s a practical decision. “I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic … There was something about a time where our faces weren’t shoved into cellphones. We weren’t checking Facebooks and Instagrams. We were in a room together, or in a coffee shop together, and we were talking, having conversations. We’ve lost that,” she told the host, Lorraine Kelly.
She has a point, even if she does say “Instagrams and Facebooks,” which is sort of hysterical. The whole point of Friends was that these 20-somethings sit around all day, not working yet managing to live in Manhattan somehow. Now, they’d have to drink cold brew and all work on their Macbooks at the coffee shop. Haven’t we learned our lesson from Gilmore Girls? Instead of reviving close-minded, racist, and homophobic shows about white people, let’s make shows that are a little more provocative, huh?
Now is not the time to be numbing our brains with “we were on a break!” jokes. Seriously, I can’t handle it.
Anniston said, “Not only was it a gift for us, but it’s something that people have been able to carry with them. It’s comfort food and it makes them feel better when they’re feeling down when they want to distract themselves, because it is always on!” she said. Actually, Friends is one of the most-streamed shows on Netflix and it’s actually still the most popular show among 18-24 year olds.
Friends and shows like it aren’t comfort food. It’s more junk food than anything else. They probably won’t kill you, but over time they can do some major damage. Luckily, I think Anniston and the other cast members know this, so let’s cross our fingers they can resist an offer from Netflix. Anniston has been pretty outspoken recently about progress, especially when it comes to women and how they’re perceived in the media.
She also talked to Lorraine about her article in The Huffington Post in which she called everyone out for being obsessed with whether she would get married or pregnant after breaking up with Brad Pitt. She explained that women do a lot of “incredible things other than procreate.” Like, hopefully not join a Friends reunion. Please don’t start this petition.