David Schwimmer might not be as keen on a "Friends" reunion as one may think.
There's no doubt that Friends is one of the biggest television sitcoms of all time. In recent times, it became this nostalgic classic that everyone and their moms miss being on cable television. Now, that being said, the sudden nostalgia of the show has prompted rumors of a reunion. It seems inevitable since Hollywood apparently has unlimited funding to bring back old films and butcher them in the modern era.
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David Schwimmer recently sat down with The Guardian where he essentially dismissed the idea of reviving his character, Ross Gellar. He also chimed in on some of the criticisms the show has faced in recent times, especially in an era where sexuality, gender equality, and trans rights are only beginning to make waves in mainstream conversation.
"The truth is also that show was groundbreaking in its time for the way in which it handled so casually sex, protected sex, gay marriage and relationships. The pilot of the show was my character’s wife left him for a woman and there was a gay wedding, of my ex and her wife, that I attended," he said. "I feel that a lot of the problem today in so many areas is that so little is taken in context. You have to look at it from the point of view of what the show was trying to do at the time. I’m the first person to say that maybe something was inappropriate or insensitive, but I feel like my barometer was pretty good at that time. I was already really attuned to social issues and issues of equality.”
Schwimmer then spoke on the idea of a reunion. While revamping his own character is out of the question, he did suggest having a more inclusive cast if a reboot was actually going to happen.