Matt LeBlanc talks 'Friends' reunion, 'Episodes,' 'Cougar Town'
The fans want it, Courteney Cox thinks it's "too late", but does former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc want to participate in a full cast member reunion?
LeBlanc recently sat down with OTRC.com to talk about his Showtime comedy series, "Episodes," where he plays an over-the-top fictionalized version of himself.
LeBlanc also talked about the possibility of "Friends" reunion, as the beloved NBC sitcom nears the 20th anniversary of its premiere.
His former co-star Cox recently told OTRC.com, "We are way too old to be showing what we look like from that to that. No, we're not doing one."
Watch LeBlanc's full interview with OTRC.com above and check out three highlights from the interview below.
1. On the 20th anniversary of "Friends" and the possibility of a reunion...
"I try not to think of myself as old, but that doesn't help, thank you. It's still on and they still run blocks of it every night and it's great. I think I speak for all of us who were involved, everybody's really proud of it, it was a great run, it's probably my favorite character I've ever played or maybe will play. I don't know, it ain't over yet. It was a great ride."
"I don't see [a reunion episode] happening either and I'll tell you why. I think, you know how they always say the book is better than the movie? 'Friends' was about a finite period of time in your life, like after college but before your life really started. And that was the magic of it, it was that point, that time in your life. It's magical, you had no obligation, no responsibility, you're free."
"To see what they're doing now? Who wants to see, like, Chandler pushing the stroller around or at his kid's softball game? Everyone's kind of drifted apart in real life, so what would the story be and where would it take place. I think it's better for people to imagine their own future for those characters than to see a scripted version of it."
2. On guest starring on Cox's TBS sitcom "Cougar Town"...
"She hasn't asked me. I'm sitting right here Court! Right here!"
3. On the state of his fictionalized self on season 3 of "Episodes"...
"Episodes" recently began its third season. The show earned LeBlanc a Golden Globe Award in 2012 for Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy and was recently renewed for a fourth season.
"Everything is just, I think, worse for me. Career wise, 'Pucks!' is flailing in the ratings and on the brink of being canceled and I want off the show. I go to the writers and ask them to write me off the show. Kill me, kill me off the show. And you don't really get a lot of that on comedies."
"And in my personal life, I'm dealing with the ramifications of sleeping with my stalker and my wife wants to take custody away of the kids and I'm trying to battle that, I don't want to lose my kids. So there's a lot of bad things going on in my life on the show. In my real life, so far so good. Sailing along smoothly."
Reporting by Tony Cabrera, correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.