There’s nothing we would love more than to be reunited with the Friends cast in Central Perk for a coffee. When the sitcom finally ended in 2004, a little part of us died inside… but we’ve been living in the hope of a revival season ever since. Rumors have circulated about a new series nearly every year since its finale – but Jennifer Aniston has now squashed the prospect of this once and for all. And squashed our dreams in the process.
When you think about Friends, you think of the gang hanging out in Central Perk, having a chat, reading the paper and catching up on life. But nowadays, things have changed, and technology has become a huge part of our lives. In a recent interview with Arianna Huffington, Jennifer Aniston said,
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.
And as much as we hate to hear it, we kinda agree with her. If we were to walk into Central Perk nowadays, you’d just see a load of bearded hipsters sitting on their iPhones and Apple Macs drinking their no-milk-soy-latte-no-foam-mochaccino. I mean, we don’t even think the Friends’ Central Perk even had WiFi (I know, that’s a deal breaker, right?).
Throughout her career, Jennifer Aniston has been incredibly vocal about her non-existant social media presence. She isn’t on Instagram, she isn’t on Twitter, and she doesn’t want to be either. She calls her lack of social media skills a form of ‘self-preservation’ and has even admitted that one of the reasons she doesn’t use it is because she just couldn’t ‘figure it out.’
Well, as much as we love Jennifer, we just need to hate her for an hour or two to get this intense, burning sadness out of our lives. No more Friends. Official. Done. Dusted. *sobs*