Courtney Cox (aka Monica from Friends) appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show last week to speak on the upcoming HBO Max Friends Reunion Special. In the lead up to the anticipated release the star took a trip down memory lane. More specifically Cox recalled filming the celebrated fountain scene which appears in the opening credits.
According to the actress it was a last minute idea that was far from enjoyable.
“Well, it definitely wasn’t mine,” joked Cox. “We were in that fountain for a long time. Someone thought that would be fun and let me tell you what happened: it’s not fun to be dancing in a fountain for hours and hours.”
“I remember Matthew Perry saying at one point—and we didn’t know each other that well at that point—but I remember, and this is so Matthew, but he was like, ‘Can’t remember a time that I wasn’t in this fountain,'” Cox continued. “Literally, we were just like, ‘How much longer are we going to pretend to love dancing in water?’ But it was fun—but not really.”
While there is no word on an air date for the long awaited Friends reunion, Cox reflected on the filming process.
“It was unbelievable and so emotional. It’s an unscripted reunion but we got to be on Stage 24 for the first time all of us, in like, 15 or 17 years?” she said.
For Jennifer Anniston, Friends wasn’t all magic either. She previously revealed the show had pigeon-holed her as Rachel Green – a character she felt she couldn’t escape.
“I could not get Rachel Green off of my back for the life of me. I could not escape, ‘Just Rachel from Friends’,” Anniston told Zendaya. “And it’s on all the time and you’re like, ‘Stop playing this f***ing show!’”
“I completely fought with myself and who I was in this industry forever because it was just constantly about trying to prove that I was more than that.”