Friends reunion a bad idea: Matt LeBlanc
It is probably time that Friends fans make peace with the idea that a reunion of the cast may never happen. Matt LeBlanc himself has recently called it a terrible idea!
Talking to the DailyBeast.com, Matt said, “That show was about a finite period in people’s lives, after school and before you get married. That time where your friends are your support system. And once that time’s over, that time’s over. I went through that period in my own life, and when I revisit people from that time, it’s not the same. It’s just not. You can never go back, you can only move forward.”
However, when asked about the time when six of the cast members came together as a tribute to director James Burrows in 2016, Matt says, “That wasn’t a reunion. I think it’s a shame that that was called a Friends reunion. I don’t know whether that was a network publicity stunt or what. Because the cast of Cheers was there, the cast of Taxi was there, the cast of Will & Grace was there. It was a night to celebrate Jim Burrows, that’s what that was. And I thought that was a giant disrespect to him to call it a Friends reunion. It was all about Jim Burrows. Everybody turned up because everybody loved Jim Burrows.”