Matt LeBlanc Doesn't Want a 'Friends' Reunion

The actor says he isn't thrilled by the idea of getting the Central Perk gang back together because he doesn't "want to see old Joey"

We won't get to ask Joey "How you doin'?" any time soon -- since Matt LeBlanc says he's not interested in a Friends reunion. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, LeBlanc, 44, says that bringing back Joey, Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe and Ross is a better idea in theory than in practice.

"I don't want to see old Joey," the Episodes actor said bluntly.

"Everyone's going to have different vision of what those characters are like [in the future], so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people," LeBlanc continued. "A couple of people will go, 'That's what I thought!' But for the most part it's going to let people down. It's better to let them just think."

Besides, said LeBlanc, the whole point of Friends was that it was "about a finite period of time, before you got married and went off to start your life with a family." To see what the gang is doing now, as far as he's concerned, would take away some of the magic.

We get what he's saying. And even though seeing the Friends gang reunited would make us feel all warm and squishy inside, none of the actors seem too thrilled about the possibility.

"I can't imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now," Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green, told The Hollywood Reporter this past February. "I can't imagine what that would be."

Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, told iVillage in 2010 that she "wouldn't be the only one not to do it," but couldn't envision a reunion getting off the ground.

"I don't see it happening. I don't know when that would happen," said Kudrow. " I don't know if it's because the cast is not interested, but it's -- you know, who would write it and how would it work? It's gotta start somewhere."

At least the actors are still on good terms, and reunite periodically on other shows. Both Aniston and Kudrow have popped up on the Courteney Cox-produced comedy Cougar Town, David Schwimmer will guest on the upcoming second season on Kudrow's Showtime series Web Therapy, and LeBlanc has hinted that a Friends alum will drop by Episodes during season 2. Besides, wherever the actors are, their Friends characters are never far behind -- as Aniston made clear in February, when the Hollywood Reporter asked if Ross and Rachel were still together.

"They're absolutely, 100 percent together," Aniston replied. "They have more kids! He's probably still working, and hopefully they're still hanging out somewhere. It would be really upsetting if they weren't; it would bum me out."

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