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Lisa Kudrow confirms there was a secret 'Friends' reunion

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While fans have been anxiously awaiting a full "Friends" reunion, the stars went and had a secret get-together.

Lisa Kudrow -- who played Phoebe Buffay in the series from 1994-2004 — revealed that the stars of the beloved sitcom did recently reunite. "We have convened," the 53-year-old actress told "Today's" Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday. "Privately. For dinner."

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Kudrow added that the reunion with Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry was full of joy. "It was really fun! We had such a good time," she said. "It was hilarious. We were laughing nonstop."

The "Table 19" star admitted that it was a little mean to not let fans know of their meet-up sooner. "If we don't tell you that one's coming, and then it doesn't happen, you have no reason to be disappointed," she explained of keeping the dinner a secret. "I'm managing expectations."

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Kudrow also reminisced about playing Phoebe, but wasn't too keen on a "Friends" revival. "I don't see it happening. What would it be about?" she noted. "The thing we liked about that show is it was like 20-somethings and they were their own family and now they all have families. So what are we going to watch?"

Apparently, just getting the entire cast to dinner is quite a feat. In April 2014, Cox told David Letterman on "The Late Showthat she'd been trying to get the group together for years. "It's not gonna happen," she said of a possible reunion. "There's six friends and I've been trying to put a cast dinner together for 10 years. It doesn't happen."

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Last year, nearly all of the cast, with the exception of Perry, reunited for the NBC special, "Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute," and Aniston looked back on her time playing Rachel Green on the series. "We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies — everything together," the 48-year-old actress recalled. "We also sort of had a wonderful experience with the world loving us as well. They connected with us."

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