Friends cast

The Friends cast together in 1999


Courteney Cox has weighed in on the will-they-won't-they Friends reunion debate, and if you're a fan of the show then you might want to stop reading now.

Rather than pussyfooting around the question of a reunion, the Cougar Town star, who played Monica Geller in the smash hit 90s sitcom, made her feelings well and truly known.

'Dear lord, let it go people, we're not doing it! It's just not going to happen,' Cox told Yahoo.

The reason? Well it might have something to do with the fact the whole cast has not been in the same room together seen the last show in 2004. Not even on the 20th anniversary of the first episode last year.

'We’ve not really had a Friends reunion. We’ve gotten about 80 per cent there, but there’s always one person who flakes at the end,' Courteney said.

And asked who that one person might be, Courteney appeared to lay the blame at her co-star (and on-screen brother) David Schwimmer's door.

'I’m not going to name names, but it may not be [David] Schwimmer,' she said, rather cryptically.

So, what do the rest of the cast think about a reunion? With the question still on every interviewer's lips, despite the show ending ten years ago, we've scoured the Internet to see where each of the Friends actors stands on a potential reunion…

Jennifer Aniston wouldn't be totally against reprising her role as Rachel Green, but if it did happen, it wouldn't be now. Speaking to Graham Norton last year, the actress said that the reunion would have to happen when the whole cast are 'really much older' so that there 'wouldn't be the comparison.' Could Rachel, Monica and Pheobe be the new Golden Girls? We'd be down with that.

But Matt LeBlanc might disagree with his co-star Jen's view that a reunion would be better in the future. In an interview earlier this year, Matt thought he might be too old to return to his character Joey.
'Friends was about a finite period of time in your life, like after college and before your life really gets started,' the Friends star told talk show host Meredith Vieira, adding: 'Nobody wants to see Joey at his prostate exam!' Well, no. That said, LeBlanc isn't against a reunion altogether. 'Hey - I'm on cable now, I could use the bread!'

David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlance still talk – they even collaborated on an episode of Matt's more recent show Episodes together – but when it comes to the matter of a Friends reunion, David aka Ross has remained pretty tightlipped. 'I really love how it ended and I can't see any good reason to revisit it', he told Hollyscoop in 2011. Which to us means he's not exactly about to start sending round a group email to see when then can all start rehearsing again.

And it looks like Matthew Perry is on the same side as Schwimmer. 'We’ve just told all the stories that needed to be told,' the actor said back in January. 'There’s always talk about a reunion, but there’s no real talk about it.'

And so to our last remaining Friend, Lisa Kudrow. And maybe she's the one to make it happen. During a Reddit AMA session, The Comeback star revealed that she would be up for it – if it was a whole season. 'I'll go for it,' Kudrow said. 'A whole season, because to spend that much time with those people again would be heaven!' Now she just needs to get the rest of them on board.

Where does that leave us? Lisa Kudrow sounds like she's game and Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc remain diplomatic about a possible reunion. They haven't come out with a with a downright 'no' at least. So if those three could just try and persuade the other three, that would be great. Come on guys, Matt needs the money…

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