As part of one of the most successful and recognised casts in sitcom history, Friends star Courteney Cox experienced a tremendous career with the hit comedy show about six friends navigating life in New York. The actor recently received her star on the Walk of Fame, accompanied by her co-stars, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow.
Cox appeared on David Crane and Marta Kauffman’s NBC series as Monica Gellar, the level-headed ‘glue’ of the group who owns the apartment that has become one of the most infamous television show sets.
Friends aired from September 22nd 1994, to May 6th 2004, lasting ten seasons of 24 episodes running between 20 to 30 minutes. The show is one of the most successful comedy series ever, racking in 20-30 million viewers per season during its original run.
The show is available to stream on Netflix and is one of the platform’s top shows through its streaming rate of 457 million, as reported by ThinkBox.
During a recent interview to discuss her career and latest ventures, such as the sixth instalment in the beloved horror franchise Scream, Cox spoke about her time working on Friends. She told Variety: “Friends taught me the importance of camaraderie and really sticking together. These friendships were at the most important time in my life, and we went through so many things together.”
“And it just taught me about being there for each other — I know, that’s the song: ‘I’ll be there for you.’ But it’s true. It was so nice to work with people that could bounce ideas off each other,” the actor continues. “Everybody wanted the best for everybody. There was no jealousy, it was only, ‘Let’s make the best show we can, and let’s support each other in this.'”
In addition to Kudrow and Aniston, Cox’s fellow Friends co-stars were David Schwimmer, who played her older brother Ross who has one of TV’s most legendary romances with Aniston’s Rachel, Matthew Perry, playing Monica’s best friend-turned-husband Chandler and Matt LeBlanc who played bachelor Joey.
“I do think that Friends was such a unique experience and I’m on a show now that is too. I really love the cast. I think that was really lucky,” Cox shared about the cast she worked with for a decade and has reunited with countless times. “The casting is so important and doing a little research about whether a person has reputation. I think it’s so much about putting together the right kind of people.”