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Let’s start with facts: There is no need to revive Friends, a TV show famous for being about six white people who live in New York City and drink coffee. (In 2019, they’d all live in Brooklyn and juul.)

But Jennifer Aniston gets asked about doing a Friends reboot so often that she will give pretty much any answer in order to be left alone. Last week on Ellen, Aniston gave a tepid “Ooooooookay” when Ellen DeGeneres brought up the subject, and then expanded on that with: “Listen, I told you this, I would do it.”


Because fans perhaps act like Aniston has some sort of spiritual or existential commitment to a Friends reboot, she got asked about it again at the premiere of her new Netflix comedy Murder Mystery. Her face says it all:

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There, she admitted to ET Online that plans for a reboot are non-existent, at least as far as she knows, and her answer on Ellen was more about avoiding any further lines of questioning, although that clearly backfired:

“Well, ‘no’ was getting me nowhere, and ‘maybe’ was getting me nowhere. So I thought I’d try ‘yes.’ See what would happen,” Aniston told ET outside the premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on Monday. “Sorry!”


Dodging questions isn’t a new tactic for Aniston, whose aversion to questions about her personal life inspired the historic Gawker blog “No One Believes Jennifer Aniston But She’s Fine She’s Fine She’s Fine.” May this serve as a lesson to stop asking her about a Friends reboot for the foreseeable future.

Senior Writer, Jezebel

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