404965 18: The cast of 'Friends' (L to R) Courteney Cox Arquette, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc arrive for NBC's 75th Anniversary Special May 5, 2002 at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (Photo : Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
This is the moment that all die-hard "Friends" fans have been waiting for. A "Friends" reunion is finally confirmed, but one star will not be able to make it.
According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC announced the reunion of the iconic sitcom "Friends", which is a special dedication to director James Burrow. However, there is one cast member who will not be able to make it. NBC's Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said that they are doing their best efforts to get the cast all together but Matthew Perry, who plays the character of Chandler Bing, will not be part of the show.
US Weekly reported that Perry's publicist confirmed that he won't be able to reunite with his co-stars for the upcoming two-hour special because of prior commitments.
"Regarding Matthew Perry and the James Burrows tribute, Matthew will not be attending, as he is in London in rehearsals for his play The End of Longing, which begins previews on February 2 at the Playhouse Theatre," said Lisa Kasteler, Perry's representative.
The rep continued, saying that Perry may film something for the tribute but this will not be the reunion that fans are waiting for. Fans of the show are let down by the news but still excited as their beloved NBC comedy that lasted for 10 seasons will be back.
Fans are already getting ready for the February 21 special that will happen on NBC. If plans follow through, the world will be able to witness Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Monica and Joey again in one room. Thus far, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox and Matt LeBlac are the five members who are expected to make it to the two-hour show.
In an interview she did previously, Jennifer Aniston talked about her famous role as Rachel Green and how it might have hindered her career in some parts. She said that playing the character was both a blessing and a curse because although it gave her everything, people would always refer to her as "Rachel Green." Nonetheless, the actress also remains grateful about the real friendship the show has created among them, Grazia Daily reported.
"We're lucky to actually love each other. We're really fortunate that there's not a bad seed in the bunch and yes, we were all really friends and cared about each other and had each other's backs. We went through some really challenging times personally and were there for each other," Aniston said.