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    Jennifer Aniston And Ellen DeGeneres Came Up With The Funniest Idea For A “Friends” Reboot

    It seems like everyone is down.

    Somehow unbelievably, Friends will turn 25 years old this September. Unrelated, I feel old AF.

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    And since we said goodbye to our six ~friends~ and closed the (literal) door on a decade of iconic moments in 2004, there’s been plenty of talk about a potential reunion — especially after the recent successful revivals of shows like Gilmore Girls, Queer Eye, and Will & Grace.

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    The cast have always had differing opinions on whether there should be a reunion, but when Courteney Cox joined Instagram back in January with a photo of herself and Lisa Kudrow in a replica Central Perk, nostalgia levels went through the roof and fans have been crying out for a reboot.

    So, when Jennifer Aniston appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently, it was only right that she be asked whether she’d be down for a reunion.

    And, as it turns out, she would!

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    Jennifer told Ellen: “Listen, I’ve told you this. I would do it. The girls would do it, and the boys would do it I’m sure. Anything could happen.”

    Ellen and Jennifer went on to joke that she could star in the show by herself if the other cast members didn’t want to participate.

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    Jennifer said: “I can do it by myself! Who needs the rest of them!”

    And Ellen even went on to joke that perhaps she could feature in the show as the “neighbour next door”.

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    Jennifer said in response: “That’s a great show! I like the idea of that,” to which Ellen replied: “OK, you’ll do the show by yourself, called Friend, and I’m the neighbour like looking around the door with a cup of sugar. We’ll work out the details.”

    Jennifer has changed her stance on the subject of a reunion several times since 2016, when she claimed a reunion “would never work” given how much the world has changed since the final episode aired.

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    Speaking on the Lorraine Show, she said: “I just don’t know what we would do. I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic...our faces weren’t shoved into cellphones and we weren’t checking Facebook and Instagram. We were in a room together, or in a coffee shop together, and we were talking. And we’ve lost that.”

    Then, last year, Jennifer appeared to change her mind, saying that she “fantasised” about a reunion, but suggested Matt LeBlanc was the cast member blocking any prospect of it happening.

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    Speaking to InStyle, Jennifer said: “I fantasise about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question any more. But maybe we could talk him into it.”

    And Matt went on to confirm that he was against a reunion a few months later.

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    Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine, Matt said: “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 just wouldn’t be the same. Normally I’d never say never, but in the case of Friends I would say definitely never.”

    So, has Matt changed his mind or is this just wishful thinking from Jen? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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    A spokesperson for Matt LeBlanc has been contacted for comment.

    You can watch the full interview with Jennifer Aniston here.