Courteney Cox has revealed that she doesn’t even remember being on the hit show Friends. The 57-year-old revealed this revelation when she sat down with “Today’s” Willie Geist for an extended “Sunday Sitdown” interview, and it appears she has a lot of gaps in her memory back when she appeared on Friends: The Reunion in May 2021.
“I should’ve watched all 10 seasons because when I did the reunion and was asked questions, I was like, ‘I don’t remember being there,’” she said. “Yeah. I don’t remember filming so many episodes.”
Courteney Cox doesn’t fully remember being on ‘Friends’
Friends was one of those shows that turned nearly all six stars into household names including Cox, Jennifer Aniston, 53, Lisa Kudrow, 58, Matthew Perry, 52, Matt LeBlanc, 54, and David Schwimmer, 55, who all appeared on the reunion show and shared their own stories and memories.
“I see it on TV sometimes and I stop and go, ‘Oh my God, I don’t remember this at all,’” Cox admits. “But it’s so funny.” She also adds that she has a pretty bad memory and doesn’t remember a lot of details from life, only the basics, including surrounding the sitcom. “It’s really basic,” she laughs at how ridiculous it sounds. “I don’t remember any trauma in my childhood, but I have, like, three memories. I don’t know. I don’t know why.”
Cox does admit that she’s “disappointed” with her lack of memories from the show. “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 said.
However, there is one specific memory that has stuck with Cox through the years. It was when show director James “Jim” Burrows took the cast on a trip to Las Vegas right before the show first aired back in 1994. “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,’” Cox remembers. “And we were like, ‘Really?’ And it was true. We never could never do that (again).”