Despite the abundance of 90’s remakes that have been coming out (from Gilmore Girls to Twin Peaks) there’s one favorite that might not getting remade. This is due to one actor’s opinion.
After starring on a successful show for so many years you would think that the actors would be more than willing to return to their old characters and sets for a revival of a popular show.
Unless you’re Matthew Perry from Friends and you have very strong opinions on what might happen if a revival went down.
Keep on reading to find out his reasoning on why a Friends revival doesn’t feel right for him.
Friends fans couldn’t be any more disappointed to hear that Matthew Perry has no interest in returning to his role as Chandler Bing.
Running from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004 Friends was a popular NBC show that followed the lives of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, and Chandler.
Early reviews of the show were mixed but as the series progressed they grew increasingly positive.
Eventually, Friends became one of the most popular shows on the air and one of the most popular sitcoms of its time. So why doesn’t Mathew want to do a revival?
Perry explained to Variety his precise reasoning as to why he wants to leave Friends as it is in an interview published on June 5th.
‘I have this recurring nightmare–I’m not kidding about this,’ he said. ‘When I’m asleep, I have this recurring nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares.’
He further explained that in his dream, they do an entire series, come back, and nobody cares.
‘So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no,’ the 47 year old actor said. He explained that his refusal to do a new series is because of the success the original series had.
‘The thing is, we ended on such a high, we can’t beat it,’ he said. ‘Why would we go and do it again?’
Perry isn’t the only one who has similar opinions on a Friends revival. 48-year-old Jennifer Aniston told ITV host Lorraine Kelly that she isn’t sure what they would do.
‘There was something about a time where our faces weren’t shoved in cellphones,’ she said. ‘We were in a room together, or at a coffee shop together, and we were talking, having conversations. And we’ve lost that,’ she said.
I guess some things are better off left in the past. There is something so nostalgic and familiar about the series. If the stars of the show think that it should be left alone then that’s probably for the best.