Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Jennifer Aniston Is Up for a “Friends” Reboot: “I Fantasize About It. It was really the greatest job I ever had.”


Jennifer Aniston, who’s just terrific, is feeling nostalgic. She tells InStyle magazine she’s up for a “Friends” reunion or reboot. Aniston says:

“Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot The Golden Girls and spend our last years together on wicker furniture.”

“Friends” is now more popular than ever in reruns thanks to their deal on Nickelodeon. And imagine a reboot two decades later. All the kids are college age– Phoebe’s triplets, Ross’s kids, etc. Plus there were probably more after the show went off the air. They should do it as a one hour comedy-drama.

As for Aniston: she jokes about the tabloids, her “being pregnant three times a year,” and so on. I’ll say this about Jennifer Aniston– every time I’ve seen her or talked to her she’s been one of the most gracious, “real” actors. I think she has a terrific sense of comic timing– I wish she’d do a series where she can be acerbic and sexy. We need to see her on a weekly basis!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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