It has officially been 25 years since the beloved sitcom Friends stole our hearts by introducing quirky characters who got themselves into hilarious situations, and showed us '90s kids what friendship could look like when we would become sort-of grownups. And though it has been 15 years since the show wrapped, new generations of fans still can’t get enough, leaving many wondering if there will ever be a Friends movie.
Unfortunately, Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the series, says a film will likely never happen.
The 50-year-old actor recently sat down with Variety to promote her upcoming series on Apple TV, The Morning Show. During the interview, Aniston was asked why we never saw our favorite Friends on the silver screen. She replied, “Because our producers wouldn’t want it, wouldn’t let us. Look, it’s not been without our desire to, because our fans have wanted it so much.”
Though the series’ showrunners didn’t want to push their luck by making a movie, the Murder Mystery star believes that she and her Friends co-stars, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, probably would have done it.
Aniston continued, “I mean, we haven’t all sat in a room. But would we have loved to have done something together? Yeah. It would have been fun. We could have redesigned it for a couple episodes. But whatever. Maybe it’s better this way, but we’ll never know.”
I guess a Friends movie will just have to be left to fans’ imaginations.