Courteney Cox admits she has a "bad memory" and doesn't remember filming much of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Courteney Cox admits she has a "bad memory" and doesn't remember filming much of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

The actress hardly remembers being on the show but does regret not having enough physical memories to look back on.

Appearing on TODAY, Courteney Cox told host Willie Geist that her memory of working on the set of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. has become quite faint. During an extended "Sunday Sitdown" interview, Cox noted that she should definitely should have rewatched the comedy series before appearing on Friends: The Reunion which aired on May 2021.

"I should’ve watched all ten seasons because when I did the reunion and was asked questions, I was like, 'I don’t remember being there,'" she noted hilariously. "Yeah. I don’t remember filming so many episodes." She added, "I see it on TV sometimes and I stop and go, 'Oh my God, I don’t remember this at all.' But it’s so funny."

When asked about the reason behind her not remembering the iconic '90s show that catapulted Cox to fame, the star blamed it on her "bad memory." "It’s really basic. I don’t remember any trauma in my childhood, but I have, like, three memories. I don’t know. I don't know why." That being said, she did express some disappointment about not having more physical mementos of the time she spent filming the sitcom. 


"I’m kinda bummed that we didn’t spend more time taking pictures. Because I don’t have a lot to look back at," she expressed. Cox went on to admit that she had no idea that F.R.I.E.N.D.S. was going to become one of the greatest sitcom hits after it aired in 1994. She noted how her life instantly changed after the show took off. Although most of her memories of working on the show was a little cloudy, she did mention one memory of a trip with the cast before it aired. 

The director of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., James "Jim" Burrows, had taken the cast to Las Vegas to enjoy the moment and this trip sits clearly in her mind. "He gave us all $500. And he said, 'I want you to take care, like, really take notice of this moment because it will be the last time that all six of you together can walk through a casino,'" she recalled. "And we were like, "Really?" And it was true. We never could never do that (again)."


"I mean, I don’t wanna sound like, 'Look at us.' 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," she noted. The fact that the show still remains popular among youngsters is a surprise for Cox. "I knew it was special, but the fact that it’s still special is strange. I was walking out of the hotel today, or yesterday, and I said to someone, 'How did I get popular again?'" laughed the actress.

"I mean, I really feel like there’s paparazzi and it’s because 'Friends' will, I think, never die." She continued, "It doesn’t matter what generation is watching it. It holds up. I think the comedy is relevant. People can relate to every character. I don’t care how big the cell phone is. The computer you can’t lift. Life is that way."

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