When Friends cast imagined their characters' lives 17 years later

    17 years after Friends, the cast shared where they think their characters would be in present.

    Friends The Reunion (Source: Amazon)

    Friends The Reunion (Source: Amazon)

    Seventeen years after the finale of the beloved sitcom Friends, the stars reunited, not only for a special one-off reunion but also to share their unique visions of where their characters might be today. In a heartwarming discussion with People magazine, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and Lisa Kudrow opened up about their iconic roles and the impact of the show. Courteney Cox, who played the competitive and obsessive Monica, pictured her character as the overachieving mom. "I always just feel like Monica would be doing something competitively with other mothers," Cox mused, imagining Monica's continued quest for perfection in motherhood. Meanwhile, Matt LeBlanc envisioned Joey, the lovable but dim-witted actor, pursuing his passion for food by "opening a chain of sandwich shops."

    Matthew Perry humorously added that Joey would have probably "eaten all the sandwiches," highlighting the endearing camaraderie and humor that defined the show. Jennifer Aniston, whose character Rachel Green went from a waitress to a fashion industry professional, believed Rachel would have taken her career to the next level by starting her own clothing line.

    The cast reflected on Friends not just as a show but as a significant part of their lives. Aniston described the reunion as "...like a family. I don't have sisters. It's what I assume sisters are like." Such sentiments underscore the deep bond shared by the cast, mirroring the friendships they portrayed on screen.

    Friends (Source: Foxtel)

    A nostalgic reunion and treasured mementos

    As fans enjoyed the unscripted reunion special on HBO Max, the cast reminisced about their time on the show. David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller, mentioned taking a Professor Geller placard from the set, while Lisa Kudrow, known for her portrayal of the quirky Phoebe Buffay, kept Phoebe's rings and her security badge from the studio. These keepsakes symbolize the lasting impact Friends had on its cast and viewers alike.

    The reunion, which featured a host of celebrity guests and actors from the series, was more than a trip down memory lane. It was a celebration of a show that has continued to captivate audiences worldwide, finding new fans through streaming platforms. The Friends reunion was not just a television event; it was a cultural moment, bringing together fans old and new to celebrate a show that has become synonymous with friendship, humor, and the ups and downs of life in your twenties and thirties.

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