Jennifer Aniston feels disappointed that the Friends reunion special is yet to be in the works.
The much-awaited reunion of the sextet remains up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So just like other avid Friends fans, Jennifer Aniston is also waiting when it will finally come to fruition.
Friends reunion production once again delayed
The show is set to be to take place on its original soundstage. However, with the current coronavirus shutdown, its production date is yet to be confirmed.
“Unfortunately, it’s very sad that we had to move it again,” Aniston told Deadline. “It was, ‘How do we do this with live audiences?’ This is not a safe time. Period.”
The 51-year-old actress, who advocates for people to wear a face mask, knows that it’s not safe to start filming yet. The coronavirus is continuously grappling the United States with the number of positive cases are still rising.
However, Brad Pitt’s former wife just tried to see the bright side of it. With the delay, she said it just gives them “more time” to make it “more exciting.”
“It’s going to be super,” she continued. “I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed
Aniston even assured fans that they weren’t going anywhere. “You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry,” she teased. “You’re stuck with us for life, guys.”
The announcement of Friends reunion
HBO Max first announced the Friends reunion in February. Fans will again see Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer together.
Sadly, in May, former WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt confirmed the delay.
“At first we thought, shows will be delayed for a month or two at the most,” he told Variety. “Now, it seems like it’s going to be far longer than that.”
At the time, Greenbalt was eyeing to begin the reunion’s filming by the end of the summer. “If the stars align and hopefully we can get back into production,” he explained.
Despite the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show’s bosses still aim to make the special in front of a live studio audience like it used to.
“We do think there’s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together,” he added. “And we didn’t want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms.”
So, by the looks of it, just like others, Jennifer Aniston is also waiting for the production of Friends.
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