Plans surrounding the long-anticipated Friends reunion have been well and truly messed up.
Amid the pandemic, plans were put on hold, leaving fans devastated.
It is on? Is it off? When can we watch?
And she gave fans another update on the progress of the reunion.
In fact, the star was slammed for her response.
And its safe to say the actress landed herself in some hot water.
Let’s be honest, Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.
We were introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.
It was an instant hit…
Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.
And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters…
The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not… FYI they totally were on a break.
And we watched through our tears as the gang said their final goodbyes to the apartment we had all grown to know and love for the past decade.
Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris… As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.
Oh, and Rachel got off the plane…
Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.
We have never found out what happened to the gang.
Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?
Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.
A trailer for a Friends movie went viral in 2018, giving superfans false hope that the sitcom was hitting the box office…
But it wasn’t to be.
The trailer was quickly confirmed to be fake and, again, our dreams were shattered.
Matt Le Blanc left fans heartbroken last year as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply “wouldn’t be the same” in an interview with the Mail Online.
He added, “People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family.”
The show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman, says she constantly gets “nagged” by fans to bring the sitcom back.
“Watch the old ones – there is no way we could win that. And there’s no way it would be satisfying and it’ll never happen. We’ll never do it,” she said in an interview with Deadline.
Many worry that, because Friends was about a group of people in their twenties and thirties, it just wouldn’t work following the gang through their forties and fifties.
All of the cast posted the same throwback picture on Instagram confirming the news of an official reunion.
But sadly, the reunion will simply be a sit-down with the entire cast and crew to just catch up and reminisce on the good times.
It still sounds brilliant, though!
Fans were asking a lot of questions…
And thankfully for them (and us), Courteney Cox has revealed exactly what to expect.
Speaking with Kevin Nealon on Hiking with Kevin, Courteney explained what the show would involve…
She said, “So the exciting thing is that we’re all going to get together for the first time, in a room, and actually talk about the show, and it’s going to be on HBO Max, and I’m so excited.”
“We’re going to have the best time. It’s going to be great. We really haven’t all done that and actually sat there and talked about and reminisced about this incredible experience that we had. It’s gonna be fantastic,” she went on to explain.
Along with the channel releasing all 10 seasons of the sitcom for viewers to watch on-demand.
Due to the global pandemic, the Friends reunion was called off “indefinitely,” just a week before filming was set to take place.
As if this pandemic couldn’t get any worse?!
But it looks like its been delayed once again.
The production has been postponed a total of 3 times now.
People are less than impressed.
The actress started off by saying how unfortunate the delay was:
“It’s very sad that we had to move it again,” she explained. “It was, ‘How do we do this with live audiences?’ This is not a safe time. Period. That’s the bottom line. It’s not a safe time to do it.”
“It’s going to be super. You know what? This has also given us more time to make it even more exciting and more fun than it would have been,” she explained.
“So I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed.”
“You’re never going to get rid of ‘Friends,’ sorry. You’re stuck with us for life guys.”
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