It looks like that Friends reunion isn't all it was cracked up to be

2016-01-18 08:42

Los Angeles  - David Schwimmer has "no idea" what will happen when the stars of Friends reunite.

The 49-year-old actor - who portrayed Ross Gellar on the popular sitcom - will reteam with his former co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow for an NBC special honouring TV director James Burrows, but he is unsure what he'll be doing at the event.

He told Us Weekly magazine: "I have no idea of what's expected of us - I honestly don't.

"I'm flying in that day, so I'm just showing up. From what I've been told from Sean Hayes, we're all going to come up on stage and talk about Jim and give him a hug."

However, David is just pleased to be involved in the event because the director - who helmed 15 episodes of Friends and worked on other shows including The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Mike and Molly - deserves to be recognised for helming 1 000 shows. 

He added: "I just want to be in the room when he's honoured because this man has contributed so, so greatly to our country's enjoyment of television over the last 40, 50 years. It's lovely that there's an event that honours him. There are so many people that love him and whose careers were defined by him."

Matthew Perry is the only main member of the Friends cast who won't be appearing, as he will be rehearsing for stage play The End of Longing in London but David supports his decision.

He said: "He's working in London - I'm rooting for him and his new play. I'm just thrilled that so many people will be there."

Matthew recently revealed he will still be involved in the show - which airs on NBC on 21 February - even though he won't be there.

He said: "It's not the Friends reunion that everyone is hoping. I'm going to be introducing them from London, because I'm doing the play here and can't be there."

No Friends reunion movie

Meanwhile at the Television Critics Association winter meeting executive producer Marta Kauffman took the opportunity to make her feelings known about a reunion for another show she produced.

"I will say there will never be a Friends reunion movie," she said.

The possibility of the Friends stars reuniting in some fashion was raised after NBC said it was gathering them for a 21 February tribute to veteran director Jim Burrows, who counts the hit sitcom and many others among his credits.

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