Unfortunately, the cast of Friends will not be there for you — Courteney Cox put a blunt end to any dreams of a possible reunion in the near future, telling David Letterman on The Late Show Monday night, “It’s not gonna happen.”
In classic Monica form, Cox said she’s been trying to get the cast back together for a dinner, but in the 10 years since the hit show ended, she still hasn’t been able to get everyone together. “I can get the girls to come, maybe Matthew Perry. Matt LeBlanc canceled last time, right at the last minute. [David] Schwimmer lives here [New York City], so it’s just not going to happen.”
Even a possible movie seems out of the question, with Cox pointing out almost the entire show was shot in the characters’ apartments, insinuating no one wants to see a 90-minute bottle episode. Letterman did, however, suggest the protracted, potentially lucrative process of someone writing a Friends novel and then selling the movie rights to get the reunion rolling. “And then we will be done,” replied a bemused, if not somewhat exasperated, Cox.
Last year, the show’s creator Marta Kauffman shut down similar rumors of a Friends reunion special or movie, saying, “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”