Actor Matt Le Blanc, now 43, and rocking the white hair, ala George Clooney, is about to star in a new Showtime comedy series, produced by the BBC, called "Episodes". The show's cast is a mix of American and British actors and spoofs American t.v. shows which were adapted from earlier British t.v. shows. Sounds strange, right? Whatever the premise, early reviews have stated that Le Blanc is very good and very funny.
But Matt Le Blanc is making even bigger news by telling interviewers that he has absolutely no interest in making a "Friends" reunion movie. Le Blanc recently said, "I'd rather have a party and everybody there... Friends was this magical, cool thing, like lightning in a bottle and I feel super fortunate to be part of it... But I can't see a reunion not feeling gratuitous. What would the story be? We all get together and what? Have coffee?"
Rumors have swirled for years that a "Friends" movie was in the mix, and those rumors hit a fever pitch last year when Jennifer Aniston appeared with her former "Friends" co-star, Courtney Cox, on Cox's show, "Cougar Town". Another "Friend", Matthew Perry also stated that he'd be up for the movie, but now it seems that Le Blanc has put a stake in the heart of any possible resurrection. "Friends" ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004 and became one of the most popular television shows of all time.
Some have speculated that Le Blanc is hesitant to return to his "Friends" character of "Joey" because of the colossal and embarrassing failure of his own sitcom called "Joey" which was cancelled after two seasons in 2006. But let's get real, after an actor has played the same character for over ten years, who would really want to go back to the same old thing? And besides, Jennifer Aniston's movie career is going so strong that she wouldn't have time to do... wait a minute.