When Matthew Perry guest-hosted Piers Morgan Tonight last month, he and guest Lisa Kudrow waxed nostalgic about Friends, the sitcom that made them TV megastars and went off the air in May 2004.
“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”
Oh, we know! And, surprisingly, so does Jennifer Aniston — the most famous and consistently employed member of the Friends sextet. When asked by Access Hollywood about Perry and Kudrow’s second thoughts, Aniston said she, too, is sorry the sitcom came to an end.
“We’re all sorry,” she admitted on the We’re the Millers red carpet, while also acknowledging, “I think it ended at the right time, and it ended when people still wanted more.” But would she go back in a time machine? “I would too, probably.”
See the interview below:
Kudrow was also onboard with the time-machine plan (“If it was up to us … I would keep going. I figure there probably would’ve come a time anyway when someone would’ve said, ‘We’ve had enough,’ but why not have fun until they do?”), so does EW just need to make some phone calls to Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer to make this thing happen?
In all honesty, this is all hypothetical chatter. With Aniston’s movie career stronger than ever (We’re the Millers opened at No. 2, already recouping its budget in its first five days in theaters), she’s not really thinking Friends should just pick up where it left off. But we can always hope … right? How would you resurrect the sitcom classic circa 2013, PopWatchers?