Courteney Cox reveals which ‘Friends’ character she couldn’t have played


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Courteney Cox doesn’t think she could have played Phoebe Buffay.

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The former Friends star played Monica Geller on the classic sitcom, and while she was asked to audition for the role of Rachel Green – which went to Jennifer Aniston – she didn’t feel like the other characters, including Lisa Kudrow’s alter ego , Were well received.

she said parade Magazine: “It would have been a challenge to play Rachel – and I don’t think I could play Phoebe.”

Instead, she found that she was much more connected to Monica, even though she didn’t identify with every aspect of the character.

She added, “I’m not competitive like Monica, but I’m definitely someone people tell their problems about.”

The 57-year-old actress, who reunited with Jennifer, Lisa and their co-stars Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer last year for a special program, is still so proud and grateful to have been part of something so long to be and effect.

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She said, “I am still being asked to make videos for someone who is going through a difficult time, be it literally in the last leg of their life or when they have just lost someone.

“I’m so grateful that I was part of a show that can really lift people’s spirits and get them through tough times.”

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Meanwhile, Sex and the City star Kristin Davis recently announced that she auditioned for the role of Monica but missed out.

She said, “I think I was one of about 8,000 young women who read for Monica and Courteney Cox got her.”

Kristin and Courteney were actually “in the same yoga class back then,” and they used to socialize while she remembers Courteney’s reaction to casting the role of Monica.

She revealed, “One day Courteney said, ‘Hey guys. Do you want to come with me to buy a car? ‘ We said, ‘Wow, buy a car!’

“(Courteney) said, ‘I did this pilot, I feel really good about it. I think I’ll buy a Porsche. ‘

“We thought, ‘Wow, is she real?’ It was Friends and it went very well. “


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