Jennifer Aniston is the first Friends cast member to formally weigh in on the report that a Friends reunion special is in the works at HBO Max.
In November, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the creators and original cast of Friends were “in talks” to reunite but no deal is in place yet. The plan is for all six original cast members—Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer—to appear alongside show creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman for “an unscripted special.”
In a new interview with People released today, Aniston confirmed nothing is official yet, but the Friends cast wants the reunion to happen. She told the outlet she knows “nothing” about the report, but added, “I will just continue with…we’re trying.” She continued, “It’s a never ending question, isn’t it? What else could make a group of six actors feel more proud. It’s bringing people joy on a daily basis.”
Aniston also admitted that initially, her family wasn’t sold on Friends becoming a hit show. She said she started believing in herself in her 20s “by getting honest with myself in terms of my relationship with my family. Speaking my truth to them without fear and therefore my work reflected that. And then Friends came. If there were any naysayers in my family, ‘This will never…you’ll never make a dime,’” Aniston laughed. “Just watch me. Don’t threaten me that way. God knows now I’m going to make a couple of dimes.”
Aniston recently joined Instagram, and her first-ever photo was a selfie of all the Friends cast members together.