Matthew Friends reveals he will never play Chandler again
The 47-year-old actor is best known for his dry portrayal of TV great Chandler Bing, but he said he will point blank refuse to reprise the beloved character.
Perry explained: "I have this recurring nightmare – I'm not kidding about this. When I'm asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I'm gonna say, ‘No'."
Hollywood superstar Jennifer Aniston also spoke out recently on whether the show could work in today's culture, and insisted it would have disappointing results.
"We were jokingly saying that if Friends was created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones. There would be no actual episodes or conversations," the actress said.
Matt LeBlanc visited Perry backstage at his play in London
Friends was one of the most popular sitcoms on TV and aired for ten years
The thing is, we ended on such a high. We can't beat it
Speaking to Variety, playwright Perry added that in his mind, some things should just be left alone.
"The thing is, we ended on such a high. We can't beat it. Why would we go and do it again?"
A secret reunion did take place with the original six stars, but it was only a private dinner. Lisa Kudrow said in February that the group had "convened".
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But, when discussing a comeback of the sitcom, Kudrow played it safe: "If we don't tell you that one's coming, and then it doesn't happen, you have no reason to be disappointed."
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The cast have met up repeatedly since the show ended, but a reunion is still not on the cards
Meanwhile, the Canadian American actor's play, The End of Longing, opened in London's West End last year, but was critically panned. Matt LeBlanc also tried to organise a reunion for the cast to come and support Perry, at the time.
The American premiere officially happened last night in New York, but Perry's work across the pond didn't fare much better.
One person said on Twitter: "There are 2,600 bottles used in the set of Matthew Perry's new play, The End of Longing. I know because I was so bored I counted. Twice."