Lisa Kudrow: I Want “The Comeback” Back, Not “Friends”

lisa kudrowLisa Kudrow, our favorite Friend (no t, no shade) says she ain’t about a Friends reunion, but she’d love to revive The Comeback, the critically acclaimed mockumentary series that HBO axed after a single, delicious season.

Talking to Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Kudrow said every time she hangs out with Comeback creator Michael Patrick King, ” we’re talking about, ‘OK, so what would happen next” for Valerie Cherish. The Web Therapy star imagines the self-deluded Cherish would be “taking classes at the Actor’s Studio. Just because.”
She also said a Friends reunion ain’t gonna happen: “There was never a “Friends” movie. Ever,” she told CNN. “I’ve always known it’s not happening. But with this last rumor someone came up with a great graphic with the couch and it looked like a real teaser and I went, “Wait!” And then someone came up with a fake story and got some publication to buy the lie that there was going to be a reunion, so I saw on Twitter people were posting this article that NBC was really going to do it. And I went, “Wait a minute, was I not invited? Oh my God, maybe there is one and I wasn’t asked to do it.”
Given how Matt LeBlanc has gotten Emmy praise for Episodes, a similar self parody, we think the much-more talented Kudrow should obviously be given a second shot at The Comeback.
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