It’s been 20 years since the show premiered on NBC, and 10 years since it went off the air, but the stars of Friends are still, well, friends. Just this week, in fact, leading ladies Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow reunited for dinner at West Hollywood hotspot Craig’s restaurant. Us Weekly caught up with Kudrow, 50, at the CBS Annual Summer Stars Party on July 17, where she raved about what a good time she and her former cast mates still have together.
“It was really fun, great to see them,” the actress, now starring in Showtime’s Web Therapy, told Us of Aniston, 45, and Cox, 50, the latter of whom recently got engaged to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid. “I got to see the ring,” she added, referring to the Cougar Town star’s new bling.
Kudrow, Aniston, and Cox, along with stars Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, have stayed in contact over the years, and even guest star on each other’s new TV shows. Asked what it’s like when they all get together, the Comeback star raved, “Fun, really fun. It’s people I spent every day with for 10 years and no matter how much time has passed or how much we haven’t been able to see each other, it doesn’t matter.”
LeBlanc, who was at the event to promote his Showtime show Episodes, expressed a similar sentiment. “It’s strange. We spent 10 years together, all day, every day. And then when it was over, everybody’s career went in different directions, like it would with six people in an office job. When we run into each other, it’s like, ‘Oh my god! Hey, how you doin’?” He added, “It’s like no time’s passed. It really is. It’s good.”
Both stars also spoke with Us about whether they ever watch the show, and what they remember about filming. “Sometimes [I’ll stop on the channel],” LeBlanc, 46, admitted. “I’ll say, ‘Oh, this is a good joke coming up.'”
Told that Cox doesn’t remember much about those 10 seasons, he joked, “She was drunk most of the time. I have to out her right here.”
Kudrow, for her part, said she sometimes gets sucked into an Internet rabbit hole of Friends videos. “I don’t tend to see the show, but on the Internet sometimes if I’m looking for something — I don’t know how it knows that it’s me—a Friends thing will pop up as a suggestion for something to watch,” she explained, noting that she feels like everything she looks up is “four degrees of separation” from the show.
“It’s always like, ‘Hey, why don’t you look at these bloopers? Look at all the Joey bloopers, and here’s David Schwimmer’s funniest moments,'” she continued. “And I laugh out loud.”
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