ALYSON WANTS TO REMEET
WHILE Matthew Perry recently shot down any hopes of a Friends reunion, Alyson Hannigan says she’s definitely up for a How I Met Your Mother revival.
However, the actor pointed out it could be tricky to work around the series ending which finished with a glimpse into the future, showing what happened to the five main characters.
“I think the creators kind of blew it ... they sort of gave away the life-after-the-show in the finale. I was like ‘you guys, don’t give away everything then we can’t come back’,” Hannigan says.
The actor has come up with a way around that ending and pitched it to one of the show’s creators, Craig Thomas.
“I was like you could just have one of us go into the room with the kids and say ‘no that’s not how the story happened, it’s like this’ and just start over from the beginning from somebody else’s perspective,” she said.
The rumblings of a return for the popular comedy received traction recently after 20th Century Fox chairman Dana Walden said she hoped to revisit the show’s characters, if the cast was up for it.
But Hannigan hasn’t heard anything official yet. “We had a lot of little email exchanges about that and it was funny. It would be awesome but I haven’t had any phone calls,” she says.
She would return to the show “in a heartbeat” and her Australian fans will get a chance to quiz her further about that when she visits Australia next month for Oz Comic-Con.
Fans will also get to chat to her about the enduring appeal of the show that made her famous, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“I feel like it’s ( Buffy) more popular today than it was back then when we aired because now I feel like all the people who loved it when they were growing up, now they have children and they’re showing it,” she says. Hannigan will be in Australia from July for Oz Comic-Con
How I Met You Mother star Alyson Hannigan.