David Schwimmer teases that the cast of ‘Friends’ would resurrect characters.
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David Schwimmer has hinted that the “Friends” reunion may entail more than what was previously announced.
Schwimmer, 54, will be joined by co-stars Courteney Cox, 56, Lisa Kudrow, 57, Matthew Perry, 51, Matt LeBlanc, 53, and Jennifer Aniston, 52, to address the hit sitcom, which ran from 1994 to 2004. This reunion was initially expected to air in May as part of HBO Max’s launch — but was postponed due to the pandemic.
It will be a sit-down interview performed by the actors as their own person, not as their characters.
According to the Daily Mail, Schwimmer pointed to a moment in which the actors would assume their common show roles during an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” scheduled to air on Friday.
“Nothing is scripted, and we are not in character,” the actor who played Ross Geller explained to Norton. “We are all ourselves, except for one part that I will not reveal, but we all read something.”
Might “something” refer to a “where are they now” section that catches up with their characters? “Friends” concluded in 2004 with Monica and Chandler relocating to the suburbs to raise their children — the end of an age in New York — and Ross and Rachel eventually reuniting, putting years of one of television’s most epic “will they or won’t they” stories to a close.
Meanwhile, Phoebe and Joey remained more or less the same free spirits. Perhaps Phoebe is an internet phenomenon today in the age of TikTok.
Will Kudrow perform a new rendition of Phoebe’s hit “Smelly Cat” at the reunion?
Details, like who may host the reunion, are being kept under wraps. When Andy Cohen asked Schwimmer about the host — and the rumor that it could be the embattled Ellen Degeneres — during a March appearance on “Radio Andy,” Schwimmer replied, “You know what, I’m not sure if I can actually tell.” True. That should have been discovered. Okay, good. This is not Ellen DeGeneres or Billy Crystal. I could tell you exactly who it isn’t.”
The reunion will air on HBO Max and a premiere date has not yet been confirmed.