Beloved TV series from way back will never die but sometimes it takes much effort to bring back original stars. In the case of “Friends,” it appears it took much to bring the gang back together.

At least this appears to be the gist of what Jennifer Aniston was trying to explain about “Friends: The Reunion” when she appeared on the latest episode of the Literally! With Rob Lowe podcast.

The actress did not hide the fact that she was reluctant at first to take part in the plans to reunite with her former co-stars. It took the efforts of producer-director Ben Winston to convince her and everyone else to agree and appear again for the reunion.

"(His idea) just resonated with all of us, and it didn't sound like something that would cheapen or tarnish something that was perfectly left in its place," Aniston explained.

It appears that one reason behind it is that not all of them would want to look back. Most have become successful since the show aired its last episode roughly 16 years ago.

Aniston went on to star in hit films, same with others such as Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and Davis Schwimmer.

But despite all that, their careers went different ways. Some were able to sustain it while others did not exactly fly. But the main thing here is that you are going back in time to recall the good times on “Friends” and not about the personal ups and downs of the people that made it a success.

"Going back there, it's nostalgic in a way that's kind of also a little melancholy, you know, because a lot has changed and we have all gone down different roads, some easy and some not so easy for each of us....It was brutal, and also you can't turn it off. There's cameras everywhere and I can't stop crying....There was a period where we were all kind of in a puddle," Aniston stated.

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