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Jennifer Aniston Speaks Out About The 'Friends' Reunion Delay: 'It Will Give Us More Time To Make It More Exciting'

Jennifer Aniston is opening up about the delay in the Friends reunion, that was pushed back again amid the pandemic, by HBO Max.

The 51-year-old actress, who played Rachel Green on the series, spoke to Deadline about the delay, and while she’s sad about it, is looking at it as a glass half-full situation.

“Unfortunately it’s very sad that we had to move it again,” Jennifer shared. “It was, ‘How do we do this with live audiences?’ This is not a safe time. Period. That’s the bottom line. It’s not a safe time to do it.”

While it was delayed, Jennifer says the set back will give the cast and creatives a chance to work on the reunion more.

“It’s going to be super. You know what? This has also given us more time to make it even more exciting and more fun than it would have been. So I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed,” she says.

Jennifer added, “Look, we’re not going anywhere. You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry. You’re stuck with us for life guys.”

You can get more details about the delay in the reunion here…

'Friends' Reunion Production Postponed Again Amid Pandemic

UPDATE: Sadly, the Friends reunion is getting postponed yet again.

“I hear the most recent date was Aug. 17, and there had been initial optimism that production could be pulled off until COVID cases started spiking again, prolonging the ongoing Hollywood shutdown related to the pandemic. I hear that plan was recently called off, and there is no new target date as the situation remains fluid,” Deadline reported.

ORIGINAL POST: The Friends reunion is going on!

Production company Fulwell 73, which is also behind The Late Late Show in James Corden‘s garage amid the pandemic, confirmed the news in an interview with Deadline on Friday (August 7).

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“Fulwell 73, the production company that counts James Corden among its partners, is planning to get back into production on HBO Max’s Friends reunion,” the outlet reported.

“Fulwell 73 partner Leo Pearlman and senior executive Carly Shackleton reflected on a memorable four months for the company, during which it made The Late Late Show in Corden’s garage and produced the first pandemic-era studio show in the UK: BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer. The latter will help inform production on the highly-anticipated Friends reunion, which Pearlman said is poised to shoot in the next two weeks, with Fulwell 73 partner Ben Winston directing. Details of the show are being kept tightly under wraps, but it was delayed in April after coronavirus scuppered hopes of getting the cast back together in time for HBO Max’s launch on May 27.”

“We’re very excited for that,” Leo said, without providing more details about the reunion, but he said the UK team is contributing to the show.

Here’s what star David Schwimmer recently said about the reunion…

David Schwimmer Addresses Status of 'Friends' Reunion

David Schwimmer is talking about his TV roles – including the reunion of the Friends cast.

The 53-year-old actor made an appearance on NBC News’ TODAY on Wednesday (July 29) to discuss his new role in Peacock’s new sitcom, Intelligence.

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“I love the idea of a traditional kind of workplace ensemble comedy set in the high stakes world of national security and cyberterrorism,” he explained of the show’s concept.

He also confirmed that the Friends reunion special is still in the works, and spoke about the latest status of the production.

“We have a lot of the creative aspects of the show kind of worked out. It’s unscripted, but there are going to be some surprise funny bits. The real question is, ‘when?’ We’re still trying to figure that out because we want to do it when it’s safe to do so for everyone,” he explained.

Watch David Schwimmer‘s appearance…

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, & Courteney Cox Encourage Fans to Get Out & Vote - Watch!

Rachel, Phoebe, and Monica are together again!

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and Courteney Cox reunited for a video posted on Sunday (July 26) to encourage their fans to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the upcoming Presidential Election, which is 100 days away.

“Friends don’t let friends skip elections,” was posted along with a video of the Friends ladies sharing hugs and kisses.

Courteney then captioned her Instagram post, “Text FRIENDS to 26797 to make sure you are registered. And tag your FRIENDS below to remind them to check their registration #RegisterAFriendDay @iamavoter.”

Courteney recently revealed that she and longtime love Johnny McDaid have been apart from each other for over 130 days because of the pandemic.

Get the latest scoop on the Friends reunion here!

David Schwimmer Weighs In on Rachel & Ross' Were They On a Break Debate

David Schwimmer is finally weighing in on the famous question – were Ross and Rachel really on a break!?

You may recall that famous Friends episode where Rachel told Ross she wanted to take a break from their relationship. Ross then went and slept with another woman.

“People are so passionately divided about whether or not they were on a break,” David told Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

Jimmy then asked what side of the debate he was on, he responded, “Yeah, it’s not even a question, they were on a break.”

He then revealed an update on the Friends reunion. “The hope is that this reunion special, which we would love to shoot, it’s unscripted, it’s basically a fun interview and then some other surprise bits,” he shared. “But it’s supposed to happen in August, the middle of August.”

David also recently addressed the lack of diversity on Friends.

David Schwimmer Addresses Lack of Diversity on 'Friends'

David Schwimmer is addressing Friends‘ lack of diversity issue.

The 53-year-old actor, who played Ross, said that he pushed for his character to date women of color during the show.

“I just thought, I really felt like Ross should date other people, women of all races,” David shared with Entertainment Tonight. “It felt wrong that there was not enough representation on the show.”

On Friends, Ross dated two women of color – Julie, played by Lauren Tom, and Charlie, played by Aisha Tyler.

However, David is pleased at how Friends portrayed a gay relationship at the time when back in ’90s they weren’t often shown on TV.

“[Friends] was doing some incredible things,” David said. “If you remember the pilot, my character was losing his wife to a woman. The way they portrayed gay marriage on the show and how we as a family made it work, I thought was great.”

If you missed it, the Friends creator recently reflected on her past mistakes of not being diverse enough on the show.

Lisa Kudrow Explains Why She Doesn't Watch 'Friends' Reruns

Lisa Kudrow says that she does not watch Friends reruns and she’s opening up about the good reason why she avoids them.

In a new Actors on Actors feature for Variety, Lisa and co-star Jennifer Aniston interviewed each other and talked about working on Friends.

“I don’t watch the show. I’m still not watching it in the hopes that one day we sit down and watch them together,” Lisa said.

Jennifer replied and said, “That’s something that will happen.”

While talking about her time on the show, Lisa said that she has a “commitment issue” following acting on Friends.

“It’s not like, ‘Oh, it was such hard work for 10 years.’ It’s not that. It was that I know that show worked because we all committed to each other too. It wasn’t just committing to a role, committing to a contract. We all still love each other. Our cast is like that, and that’s why that worked. I think part of me died. I can’t do that again,” she said.

Lisa did say there’s one thing that she does like watching when it comes to Friends.