The hit sitcom Friends premiered on NBC in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons before ending in May 2004. Even though it has been almost two decades since the show ended, fans are still curious about what could have happened to the beloved characters in the future.
Many have hoped for a possible movie or continuation of the series. The chemistry among the Friends cast was unparalleled and, undoubtedly, one of the most significant reasons for the show’s success.
What would the Friend’s characters be doing now?
Courteney Cox expressed her thoughts on Monica’s parenting style. Cox stated, “I think Monica is still really competitive,” and added, “Her kids are probably not even in school anymore; they’ve graduated, but she’s still in charge of the bake sale at the elementary school, PTA.”
Matthew Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing, said, “And you are making me laugh every day,” while waving his hand in the background.
Matt LeBlanc joked about Joey’s post-Friends career, stating that he would still pursue his passion for food in California. LeBlanc said, “I think he probably opened a sandwich shop in Venice Beach.”
Lisa Kudrow shared her imagination of Phoebe and Mike’s family life. “Phoebe’s married to Mike,” Kudrow revealed. “They’re probably in Connecticut; they had kids, and I think she was an advocate for her kids who were a little different and all the other kids who were a little different, creating the arts program and all that.” Kudrow expressed her hope that Phoebe taught her children the lyrics to “Smelly Cat.”
Jennifer Aniston suggested that her character, Rachel, and Ross, her on-again, off-again love interest, should get married. David Schwimmer, her fellow cast member, agreed by responding, “Sure.” Aniston proposed a hypothetical scenario, “Let’s say we get married. We end up getting married and we had some kids, and you still are playing with bones.” Ross’s profession as a paleontologist remains unchanged.
Many fans hoped to see these stories come to life on screen, but unfortunately, a significant hurdle prevented the show’s creators from pursuing a movie or continuation.
Jennifer Aniston on why “Friends Movie” never got made
Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow expressed their interest in making a film. Still, the producers were not keen on the idea, feeling that the show’s ending could have been better and unraveling the characters’ lives would not be ideal.
The Friends reunion special that aired in 2021 was an excellent way for fans to relive some of the best moments from the show’s run, and many were hoping this could become a recurring event. However, Courteney Cox confirmed that it was a one-time event and that the cast would not revisit their characters in a similar format again. Still, she reassured fans that the cast remains close and will continue to spend time together.
In conclusion, The possibility of a future movie or continuation seems unlikely due to the creators’ reluctance to touch the show’s perfect ending. However, the show’s cast members’ enduring friendships provide comfort and nostalgia for the millions of fans who fell in love with Friends.