ALYSON WANTS TO REMEET

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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.

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