Fans of hit U.S comedy Friends (or F.R.I.E.N.D.S because, why not?) were either horrified or gasping with excitement when rumours of a Friends (F.R.. alright fine) movie were bandied around. A Friends reunion, though, is not on the cards, according to everyone’s favourite kooky New Yorker, Phoebe Buffay (although she’s a real person and she’s called Lisa Kudrow.

Lisa KudrowToo old? Kudrow thinks the time has passed for a reunion

Talking to CNN about her current work, Kudrow was dragged back into a Friends chat, as she so often is.

“Well, I knew there wasn't ever a movie. There was never a Friends movie. Ever. So I've always known it's not happening,” she explained.

“But with this last rumor someone came up with a great graphic with the couch and it looked like a real teaser and I went, "Wait!" And then someone came up with a fake story and got some publication to buy the lie that there was going to be a reunion, so I saw on Twitter people were posting this article that NBC was really going to do it. And I went, "Wait a minute, was I not invited? Oh my God, maybe there is one and I wasn't asked to do it."

Matt Le BlancAnd yeah, we thought we'd give Matt Le Blanc a go

For Kudrow, she had a touch of the Phoebes when even she didn’t know what was real and what wasn’t, as she explained “I even had a moment where I believed it because everything around it looked real. It was a good setup.”

Friends was the most successful sitcom of the 90s, lasting a crazy ten seasons (most shows are lucky to get past one) and making stars out of Jennifer Aniston, Matt Le Blanc, David Schwimmer, Courtney Cox, Mathhew Perry and of course, Kudrow.