One of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s was NBC’s Friends. Ever since the series ended its 10 year run in 2004, there have been rumors of plans for a reunion of some kind. Some of the castmembers have said that they would be open to a reunion if it was handled well. Apparently David Schwimmer isn’t one of them.
Schwimmer was recently in London for the premier of his film Run Fat Boy Run and was interviewed by the Sun newspaper. When asked about the rumors of a Friends reunion, he said, “There is no reunion. We are not getting back together. I have not been approached, none of the producers has been approached.” The actor also admitted that, if asked, he would turn down the opportunity to play Ross Geller again. “If I was asked to do it, I’d say ‘No.’ It was ten years ago and it’s time to move on.”
Though Schwimmer has no interest in hanging out in Central Perk again, he is grateful for the sitcom. “I’m often asked whether Friends has been an albatross around my neck, or whether people only see me as ‘Ross from Friends,’ but I don’t ever think negatively about it. Really, that show has been a blessing. It’s given me the financial freedom to choose the projects I really want to do.” It seems that doesn’t include reuniting with his Friends any time soon. Stay tuned!