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Matthew Perry says ‘Friends’ reunion unlikely

Matthew Perry, pictured on Jan. 12, 2015. .
Matthew Perry, pictured on Jan. 12, 2015. . Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

TORONTO — Matthew Perry said last week that Friends fans shouldn’t bet on a reunion.

“We’ve just told all the stories that needed to be told,” the actor said.

Perry, who grew up in Ottawa, told E! News there have been no serious discussions about bringing the six stars of Friends back together for the cameras.

“Listen, there’s always talk about a reunion, but there’s no real talk about that. There’s been no talk about a reunion.”

The 45-year-old admitted he was surprised by the success of Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004.

“I didn’t envision living past 2000 so I had no idea,” said Perry. “I never really thought about the future and I had no idea I would ever be involved in something as big as Friends and I will never be involved in anything as big as Friends ever again because TV is so different.”

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Perry, whose mother is Suzanne Perry, one-time press secretary to prime minister Pierre Trudeau, said he doesn’t watch his old series.

He is focused on his new show, the upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple.

Perry said he could have retired after Friends but he continues to work because “there’s only so many video games a man can play.”