Friends movie is not happening says co-creator Marta Kauffmann
19 January 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffmann will be making it at the NBC special for the James Burrow tribute but she insisted that a movie of the much-loved series won’t be happening as well as a reboot.
The cast reunion has been a buzz in the past days and although Matthew Perry won’t be able to make it, a lot of the fans of “Friends” are asking if there will be a comeback, a movie, or a reboot. This comes in the heels of the reboot of shows such as “Fuller House” and “The X-Files.”
Kauffmann said in a statement on “Grace and Frankie” panel, “For me, why go back to that territory again? I get to do [ onGrace & Frankie] what I loved about Friends, which is, make a show that’s got some hope and joy to it and explore something completely new. That was about a certain time in your life, and I had just left [the] Friends time of my life. This is about the time of my life I’m looking toward.”
When asked about a possible movie one day, she assured fans that there will never be a “Friends” reunion movie.
As for the NBC special for director Burrows, Kauffmann said that she is attending the show to honor the man who directed 15 episodes of “Friends” and reiterated that the special is not a reunion of the show.
Her thoughts are the same as that of David Schwimmer who said that he would not call their on-screen appearance as a reunion. He was being interviewed at the TCA Winter Press Tour 2016 and noted that it will not be a reunion without Perry and that it’s really more about honoring Burrows than having them attend the special as the main highlight of the show.
The other “Friends” alums have not yet commented on their appearance on the James Burrow special, which airs on February 21.