Courteney Cox says “I don’t remember filming so many episodes” of Friends

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9 Mar 2022, 10:46

Credit: Getty / NBC

Credit: Getty / NBC

If, like us, you are forever watching and re-watching Friends, then it turns out you probably have a better knowledge of many of the episodes than Courteney Cox!

While many fans can rattle off countless quotes from the show at any given opportunity, the actor, who played cleaning-obsessed Monica Geller, has admitted that her recollections of filming the show are somewhat fuzzy.

Speaking to the Today Show, Cox said that it became very apparent how much she had forgotten about working on Friends when she took part in the big reunion special, which aired last year. 

The one-off show brought all six friends from the long-running, smash-hit sitcom back together in some of the iconic sets, such as the two apartments. They were joined by special guests, like Lady Gaga, and peripheral cast members such as Elliott Gould.

Cox, whose character married Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing, said: “I should’ve watched all 10 seasons, because when I did the reunion and was asked questions, I was, like, ‘I don’t remember being there!’”

Admitting that “I don’t remember filming so many episodes,” Cox said: “I see it on TV sometimes and I stop and go, ‘Oh my God, I don’t remember this at all.’”

When the star tried to explain exactly why her memories of working on some episodes are so vague/non-existent, she simply put it down to having a “bad memory.”

She added: “I’m kinda bummed that we didn’t spend more time taking pictures. Because I don’t have a lot to look back at.”

However, one thing that the actor does remember about Friends predates the first ever episode airing. Cox and her cast mates went to Las Vegas in 1994, with the show’s director Jim Burrows having sent them because it would be “the last time that all six of you together can walk through a casino.”

Cox said: “We were like, ‘Really?’ And it was true. We never could never do that [again]."

“We’re not, you know, The Beatles. But people feel like they know you. If we were all to walk down the street, six of us, it would be, I think it would be really interesting to people.”