Lisa Kudrow on Friends Reunion With Jennifer Aniston & Courteney Cox
Jun 25, 2008
Reports on the Internet and in print that Courteney Cox Arquette is bent on getting a big-screen "Friends" movie made on the heels of "Sex and the City's" success as a feature -- and that everyone but Jennifer Aniston is on board -- come as news to Lisa Kudrow. "As soon as we wrapped, there were rumors about a movie -- started by I don't know who -- but they've never been true," says the former "Friend" Phoebe. "The only thing I heard: It would have to be done by the people who created the show, and no one has made them interested enough to write it."
As far as her own interest? "I think it would be so fun to be with all those people again, but our show was not like 'Sex and the City,' which was a single camera, filmic show anyway. Ours was multi-camera, in front of a live audience. It's a completely different feel. You'd have to bring the tone down, and I don't know how it would be. I'll just stay open."
Kudrow has a full plate without a "Friends" movie, including several independent features in the can and a film to make this fall with Jeff Daniels. First up: She stars in the July-opening limited release dramedy "Kabluey," playing a soldier's wife who is trying to keep things going on the home front while he's in Iraq. She makes the mistake of allowing her brother-in-law to become her kids' nanny. It's from first-time filmmaker Scott Prendergast, who also plays the bad babysitter, based on his own experiences.
Referring to her short-lived but acclaimed HBO series, she says, "One of the writers on 'The Comeback,' Heather Morgan, knew Scott, and she told me, 'This guy who used to be in the Groundlings program and is really talented -- he loves our show!' She was so excited. That meant a lot to her because she really respected this guy and his taste." Years passed, then along came "Kabluey." "When I read the script, I thought he had a unique, interesting voice," says Lisa. "He's so good!"
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