How a friend helped Courteney Cox land her latest TV role

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Courteney Cox has been busy these days. She repeated them recently Scream role in the newest installment of the franchise and now she’s directing the newest series of Starz, Glowing Valley. It gives Cox a meaty role, and it turns out to be surprising friends Connection helped her get the job.

former friends Author Jeff Astrof created Glowing Valley and recently spoken on casting Courteney Cox in the lead role. Astrof explained to THR that he was looking for the perfect person for the role and finally, after receiving an unexpected phone call, was led to a decision:

My phone rang and [the caller] said, “Jeff, this is Courteney.” I said, ‘Courteney, who?’ She said, ‘Cox.’ I reminded her that the last time we spoke, there weren’t even cell phones. She said, “Listen, I just read your script and it was written for me. I have to do it. this is my heart I know what it’s like to be a mother. I know what it’s like to be that age. I know what it’s like to suffer like that. She is a powerhouse.

According to the article, the role called for someone who had dark hair and was a real-life mother. With Courteney Cox ticking both, it’s no surprise she wanted to be in on it right away. While the two hadn’t spoken to each other since working on the NBC sitcom, both Cox and Jeff Astrof seem to have bonded well when it comes to the new show.

Even though friends ended almost 20 years ago, the Monic Geller actress and the rest of the cast still hold it dear. That became clear during HBO Max Reunion special where they shared fond memories of working together. While the star doesn’t think there will be another in the future, one can at least hope that the group will reunite on more recent projects, such as Glowing Valley.

A Horror Comedy Series, Glowing Valley follows a dysfunctional family who just moved from the city to a small town. Courteney Cox’s Patricia “Pat” Phelps is a former “wild child” who rose to fame for scandalous reasons. In addition, the house she and her family move into is the scene of previous tragedies. The series also stars Greg Kinnear, Gusbirney, Dylan Gage, Merrin Dungey and Mira Sorvino.

The new show is definitely not friends, I can say that with certainty. Though it looks like the perfect project for Courteney Cox. Not just because she fits the character description, but because she can apply what she’s learned from both her comedy and horror work. She excels at both, and it’s no wonder Jeff Astrof chose her for the project. Plus, if you want to cast a show like this, get a star who’s had a real-life experience at an allegedly haunted house.

Glowing Valley airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Starz and is also on CinemaBlend’s new shows list.

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