Friends is arguably one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. The NBC show lasted for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 and has since become a cultural phenomenon that is still talked about today! Friends had one of the best and most compatible ensemble casts with huge stars like Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schiwmmer, who were not only friends on-screen, but also really close off-screen. It’s been well over a decade since the show ended, but we miss it a lot! It’s one of those beloved series that fans love to rewatch and it continues to hold a solid fan base to this day. We’re feeling a bit nostalgic today, so here’s a look at 15 fun behind the scenes secrets!
15. Courteney Cox’s Motherly Role on Set
When Friends first started, none of the actors were as big as they are now. They were all still making a name for themselves in the business. The only one who had somewhat of a big name was Courteney Cox, which apparently made a lot of the other cast members nervous to meet her. The 30-year-old actress from Alabama came onto the set and played a very motherly role to the others. “She was actually the first person to speak up about us being a team. It was our second day of work, and we went outside on a break together. She said, ‘This is an ensemble show. I think we should really all try to help each other out.’ Everybody just jumped on that,” said Matthew Perry. “I had been on a show before where there wasn’t that much camaraderie, so I figured it was important to let them know I was just there to make the show better. I let them know this wasn’t a competition,” said Cox.