Could you imagine a world where Rachel's 18-page letter to Ross is sent as a text or a 140-character tweet with a gif and link to her online outpouring?
Well, according to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, this may have been the case had the 1990s sitcom been conceived in today's technology-obsessed world.
The actor, who rose to fame as Rachel Green in the hit US comedy, made a very disheartening observation: The popularity of social media would mean the iconic scenes from Central Perk sofa would have been drastically altered. In the 1990s, social media platforms, Wi-Fi, and iPads were – by and large – non-existent terms.
"We were jokingly saying that if Friends was created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones," the Hollywood actress said. "There would be no actual episodes or conversations."
People talking in coffee shops is practically unheard of these days. Speaking to Arianna Huffington, for the inaugural episode of her new health and wellness Thrive Global Podcast with iHeartRadio, Aniston revealed she is also guilty of letting her phone impede her sleep. "And even if you do [meditate after looking at your phone] it's half-assed. You're kind of there, kind of not, and I'm not getting the benefits of what I could be getting that I usually do."
"If I think back before devices, I'm trying to think which came first, my bad sleeping habits or a device?" Aniston admitted. "I honestly think I used to sleep beautifully... these phones came into our lives that have actually started to disrupt our sleep."
At least she doesn't have to also contend with having a Twitter account or an Instagram to keep up with.
Aniston's comments come just days after million of fans got duped by an internet hoax claiming that all six of the original series stars had signed on for one more season of the beloved show. "It has just been made official!" the Facebook post from by "David Schwimer" had read. "All 6 cast members have signed on and we're back for ONE more season!! #Theonewheretheycomeback #Friends2018"
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