Jennifer Aniston played the character of Rachel Green, on “Friends” for 10 years and she admits she “owes everything to her,” but don’t expect her to reprise the role anytime soon.
Like her former co-star Matt LeBlanc, the 43-year-old actress doesn’t see a “Friends” reunion movie ever happening. “I can’t imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now. Then it would be: ‘Who are these guys? What are we watching?’ I can’t imagine what that would be,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not normal. ‘Friends’ is in your living room: ‘Friends’ is not in a movie theater. It doesn’t make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self.”
Aniston and former cast-mates Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and LeBlanc are still best known for their roles on the long-running sitcom that propelled them to stardom, but none of them found major success on the big screen.
Aniston has, however, maintained her A-list status and on Wednesday received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (it should be noted that while there is a nomination process, the recipients themselves have to pay $30,000 for the creation and installation of their star), despite a string of box office bombs and rarely receiving critical praise. But despite the fact that many of her former co-stars are thriving on TV shows such as “Cougar Town,” “Web Therapy” and “Episodes,” she has no plans to return to television.
Aniston told THR that it would probably take her five “Friends” co-stars to bring her back to doing a TV series. “It would probably take those five actors and be somewhere where we left off. I loved what I did for 10 years; it was pure joy and nothing but fun, and it’d be hard to top it. The way we sort of felt the excitement of what ‘Friends’ was when it started, it would have to be something where you felt a similar charge. But I’ll never say never.”
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by Stephanie Marcus