World-famous Friends star David Schwimmer has spoken out with his views on the reboot, saying that he isn’t keen on the concept of a nostalgia-focused reunion.
A new interview with the Guardian has revealed that Schwimmer is aware of the issues surrounding the sitcom, which has maintained a pop presence since first airing.
After younger generations began watching the show and criticizing the all-white cast, Schwimmer came to its defence, saying ‘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.’
He has suggested some reboot ideas for the show, saying ‘Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends. I was well aware of the lack of diversity and I campaigned for years to have Ross date women of color.
‘One of the first girlfriends I had on the show was an Asian American woman, and later I dated African American women. That was a very conscious push on my part.’
HBO Max will be home to the original Friends series, and CCO of the service Kevin Reilly has said a reboot will ‘maybe’ happen.
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