"I don't think anyone wants to see Joey at his colonoscopy"
Matt LeBlanc has said that he wouldn’t like to see a Friends reunion, arguing that “it’s better for people to just leave it”.
The show came to an end after 10 seasons in 2004 and many fans have been petitioning for its return ever since.
“I understand that people really want to see that reunion,” he said, “but that show was about a finite period in those characters lives, between 20 and 30.”
LeBlanc – who played fan favourite Joey Tribbiani and currently hosts Top Gear – added: “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.”
“I don’t think anyone wants to see Joey at his colonoscopy. I think it’s better for people to just leave it.”
The hit sitcom was recently the subject of a fake movie trailer, which sparked speculation that a film featuring the six pals could be on the way.
The clip neatly spliced together footage of the cast’s acting exploits since leaving the show, creating a plot that involved Monica and Chandler divorcing, Rachel getting a job as a therapist and Joey now being an award-winning actor.
Marta Kauffman, co-creator of Friends, previously said that there will never been a reunion movie.
“There will never be a Friends reunion movie,” she said in 2016. “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”
Recently, Friends was criticised by new viewers who found the show to be “sexist”, “homophobic” and “problematic”.