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If Friends was still on, where would Ross and Rachel be?
In an interview featured in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, Jennifer Aniston insists the two characters on the hit NBC sitcom that ran 10 seasons from 1994-2004, would still be a couple — and possibly expand their family.
“They’re absolutely, 100 percent together,” Aniston told THR. “They have more kids!” (In the series finale, Ross and Rachel were seen getting their “happily ever after” after years of back and forth.) Rachel and Ross have a daughter, Emma, together as well as a son, Ben, from Ross’ previous relationship with Carol. On the Joey spinoff, it is mentioned that Joey’s friends got married, in reference to Ross and Rachel.
“He’s probably still working, and hopefully they’re still hanging out somewhere,” she added, alluding to the Central Perk coffeeshop the six Friends (portrayed by Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer) were often seen hanging out at week in and week out.
When asked what her thoughts were on a possible Friends movie, something LeBlanc said he doesn’t see happening, Aniston was hesitant.
“I can’t imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now. Then it would be: ‘Who are these guys? What are we watching?.’ ” Aniston said. “I can’t imagine what that would be. It’s not normal.”
She concluded: “Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theater. It doesn’t make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self.”
With LeBlanc starring on Showtime’s Episodes, Kudrow on the pay cabler’s Web Therapy and Cox on ABC’s Cougar Town, could a full-time return to television be plausible?
“It would probably take those five actors and be somewhere where we left off,” Aniston said. “I loved what I did for 10 years; it was pure joy and nothing but fun, and it’d be hard to top it. The way we sort of felt the excitement of what Friends was when it started, it would have to be something where you felt a similar charge. But I’ll never ever say never.
Aniston, who received her star on the Walk of Fame on Wednesday, stars in the upcoming comedy Wanderlust, which opens Feb. 24.
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