When the special of the popular series "Friends" was announced, viewers around the world were delighted, and after it was presented, many hoped that they would one day be greeted by a sequel. Still, actress Courteney Cox has now revealed that it won’t happen after all.
Cox, who played the character of Monica Geller in the series, revealed that she "doesn't feel like the series is over", but that 2021 special with the original title "Friends: The Reunion" will be the last sequel to this series.
"I don't feel like I have closure on it… [but] we're not gonna do another reunion," Cox told Faith Hill for Variety's Actors on Actors series. "Can you imagine? We'll be like: 'We're 80!
Let's go back in!" For the actress, the special, which was presented to the audience last May, was very emotional, as well as for the rest of the team, which includes actors Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.
The whole set was reconstructed just for them, which they eventually completed with the aforementioned episode. "It was incredible, Cox said of the experience. "I'm really close with everyone, but we don't all see each other, and we had not all gotten in the same room since the actual show.
"The girls see each other a lot, and we see each other separately, but walking on stage at the Warner Bros studios was the most emotional thing, I just immediately burst into tears," she said, recalling the common ups and downs with the team of the series that has been followed for generations.
Then she looked back at the character of Monica: "I can't believe I got that role and managed to make those friends. That I had the opportunity to be a part of something that is still so present," she said. Courteney also explained how close she is to the team from the set, but that due to lack of free time they have not been able to see each other for years.
"I mean, so many things had happened, so many years of being together. You name it, we'd gone through it," she added. I don't want closure from this place [the Friends experience]. So I don't have closure, but I just feel like it was the luckiest… I can't believe that I got that part and that I was able to make those friends and be a part of something that is still going on."
The series "Friends" was shown from 1994 to 2004, and the last episode was watched by 52.5 million people in the United States, which means that it was the most-watched in the 2000s. It also later attracted a large number of younger viewers on Netflix.