Friends has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the comedy sitcom launched Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer’s careers. They remember the first episode as if it were yesterday — well, at least Cox does!
During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, Cox recalled the first time she played the role of Monica Geller in the hit NBC TV series and how the whole cast watched the first episode the night it aired.
“The whole cast watched,” she revealed. “Maybe even [director] Jimmy Burrows and maybe the creators. We did it every single Thursday for like the first year. And then by the 10th year it was…”
“Like enough already?” Kimmel suggested.
However, it was not Geller or her style that the public were swooning over, but rather Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel Green and her awesome haircut. So, was Cox jealous that no one wanted to have her character’s style and hairstyle?
“You know what? It kind of bums me out, why didn’t they? We had the same hairdresser,” she said, laughing about the duo’s famous hairdresser Chris McMillan. “I don’t understand. I got nothing. I kept changing mine, like, ‘If you don’t like it I’ll just keep doing it,’ and they never stuck!”
However, Friends was not the only thing on the actress’ mind. She also spoke about her engagement to rocker Johnny McDaid and the amazing proposal he’d planned with her daughter Coco.
“Johnny first asked [my daughter] Coco. He said, ‘I’d like to marry your mom,’ and gave her a little diamond ring. She said, ‘Great, I’m going to camp tomorrow. Let’s do it right now.’ So, they decided they wanted to do it that night because we were leaving for Turks and Caicos, and she was going to camp,” the actress explained.
“We went to Jen’s house for dinner because it was Coco’s birthday, and she was godmom. They made a plan to count down from three, and when they got to one, he was gonna get down on his knee and say, ‘Will you marry me?’ and she was gonna say, ‘Will you marry him?’ They planned it out. They found the perfect tree that branches that led to one trunk. It was just beautiful.”