Friends star Lisa Kudrow would "love to see" all-new cast reboot
To reboot or not to reboot?
Whether or not a Friends reboot would be a good thing has long been a topic of debate among fans.
Connoisseurs of the hit sitcom have strong feelings when it comes to questions about a potential future for the series: would the stars returning for new episodes work? Could a cast of fresh faces put their own spin on the antics of a close-knit group of twenty-somethings under the Friends banner?
And it turns out Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay herself) has thoughts on the matter.
Asked if, were there to be a reboot, she would approve of it and she'd want to feature in the cast, Kudrow told Where Is the Buzz: "I don’t think there’s going to be a Friends reboot. I mean, not with any of us in it; not that Marta [Kauffman] and David [Crane] are writing.
"But a reboot, you mean like they hire other actors?" she continued, adding that she would be keen to see what that iteration would look like.
"I would. I would love to see what the now version of that would be."
The Friends star said she would "love" to see a fresh take on Friends with an all-new cast.
"I would love to see what that would be," she added. "That would be really good."
Of course, Kudrow is right to note that a reboot is unlikely at this point – at least, one from the creators of the original series.
Last year, fans finally got the Friends reunion they'd been waiting years for, with the six friends and a host of special guests getting back together to reflect on the iconic sitcom, but Kauffman has long remained steadfast in her opinion that a reboot would be a bad idea.
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