Fans of the highly popular TV show, “Friends,” have been anticipating a reunion since the show ended exactly ten years ago. Recently, five of the six members of the cast were seen in public together. Are they finally talking about working together again? Read on to find out.
Last July 16, 2014, the women of “Friends” — Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow — were seen having dinner together at Craig’s in Los Angeles, sparking a lot of reunion talk online and in social media. According to Matt LeBlanc, one of the male co-stars of the 90s hit series, this wasn’t unusual for the girls to get together.
“They’ve been eating lunch together for 20 years. It was no reunion. They never split up,” said LeBlanc, as published on E! Online. The actor, who played ladies’ man Joey Tribbiani on the sitcom, also said that he was at that dinner too, albeit only on Facetime, as he was talking with Courteney while the girls were eating.
So were they discussing a potential “Friends” reunion episode?
According to People, the girls’ get together was actually to celebrate Courteney’s engagement. The actress, who played the anal and competitive Monica Geller on the show, got engaged to Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid last June 2014.
Then on July 17, 2014, Kudrow and LeBlanc had their own mini-reunion while attending the press party of the Television Critics Association held in West Hollywood. The two graced the red carpet and posed for pictures. Their other co-star, Matthew Perry, who played the sarcastic but funny Chandler Bing on “Friends,” was also there but missed Kudrow by a few minutes. He did get to share a moment with his TV best friend, LeBlanc, on the red carpet, much to the delight of the fans.
Here are just some of the reunion photos that had fans of “Friends” on Twitter so excited.
— SHO_PR (@SHO_PR) July 18, 2014
— Regina Phalange 🎄 (@vera92) July 18, 2014
Mini Friends Reunion happened this week 💕 pic.twitter.com/cOVQFBU3p5
— . (@FriendsFamilyUK) July 18, 2014
The only one missing from all the happening last week was David Schwimmer, who played geeky Ross on the top-rating series.
Kudrown, who played the eccentric Phoebe Buffay on “Friends,” had once said in a television interview with Conan O’ Brien that having all six of them together was hard to organize, given that they all lead different and busy lives now. The multi-awarded actress did work together on separate occasions with some of her “Friends” pals on her show “Web Therapy,” which is currently on its fourth season on Showtime. Perry, in fact, is scheduled to guest star in an upcoming episode. Only Aniston, who played the sweetheart Rachel Green on “Friends,” has not yet appeared on “Web Therapy.”
Meanwhile, Cox and Perry each guest starred in their respective shows from the previous seasons. Cox was in Perry’s defunct series “Go On,” while Perry appeared in an episode of Cox’s “Cougar Town.”
Although these weren’t the kind of the reunions the fans wanted, it still was good to see them all together after all these years, right? Check out some of the videos below with the cast working together on their shows after “Friends” ended.
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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Friends Soundstage/John