Friends star Matt LeBlanc has confirmed once more that he isn’t open to the idea of reviving the iconic 90s sitcom – and he’s got some pretty sound logic.
The Top Gear host, who played hapless Joey Tribbiani, believes that the success of the show is largely down to the way it captured a specific period of time in the lives of five young New Yorkers.
He categorically told the Daily Mail: “I don’t want to do it. 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.
“To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don’t know what the story would be now. They would all have moved on from that period so it wouldn’t be the same.”
LeBlanc added: “Put bluntly, I don’t think anybody wants to see an old Joey having a colonoscopy. Fine when he was drinking coffee in Central Perk, or auditioning for a job. Not so much fun if he’s undergoing a medical procedure.
“We were a lot younger then and I think that’s how the characters should stay. Normally I’d never say never, but in the case of Friends I would say definitely never.”
But he totally understands *why* demand for a revival is still so high, 14 years after the show’s last hurrah.
“I understand that people really want to see that reunion but that show was about a finite period in those characters’ lives, between 20 and 30,” he previously admitted last month.
“To see what those characters are doing now, I think it’s almost a case of that the book is better than the movie. Everyone’s imagination of what they’re doing now is better.