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“Friends” Star Won’t Do Reunion for a Payday, Suggests Reboot with No White Actors

(Daily Mail) Friends star David Schwimmer has harpooned hopes for a reunion of the iconic sitcom but suggested an ‘all-black or all-Asian’ reboot of the show could work.

Speculation had hit fever pitch Friends was headed for a comeback to celebrate its 25th anniversary – after David, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrox, Matt Le Blanc and Matthew Perry – reunited on Instagram in October.

But David, 53, who played paleontologist Ross Geller on the show, shut down rumours of further episodes but said he would be open to an one-off, chat-show reunion in an interview with The Guardian.

He said: ‘I just don’t think it’s possible, given everyone’s different career trajectories.

‘I think everyone feels the same: why mess with what felt like the right way to end the series? I don’t want to do anything for the money. 

He said: ‘I just don’t think it’s possible, given everyone’s different career trajectories.

‘I think everyone feels the same: why mess with what felt like the right way to end the series? I don’t want to do anything for the money. 

‘It would have to make sense creatively and nothing I’ve heard so far presented to us makes sense. Maybe there should be an all-black ‘Friends’ or an all-Asian ‘Friends’.    

David said he was ‘well aware’ of the show’s lack of diversity and had campaigned for years’ for Ross to date women of colour.    

Friends has come under fire in recent years after some claimed there were elements of sexism, homophobia and transphobia in the series [read more…]

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