Its been two decades since the TV show
‘Friends’ flashed our screens. A lot has already happened to the six actors who lip up our screens for over a decade with their comedy antics.
There are TV shows like Dirt and Cougar
Town for Courtney Cox, a megastar film career, and countless rumoured
pregnancies than anyone else ever for Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow has
even done the impossible and created vast comebacks in The Comeback – twice.
Matthew Perry has seldom been far away from screens with multiple films and sitcoms to occupy his schedules, and David Schwimmer has become a crime-fighting hero on Broadway.
Well, be surprised no more! We’ve got the low-down on all you wish to know about the celebrities who played the roles of Ross, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Rachel TWO DECADES after the first episode was released. All together now, I’ll be there for you.
Courtney Cox (Monica Geller)
It would be harsh not to begin with the birthday girl, after all.
Since leaving Friends Courtney broker up with her actor partner David Arquette and is currently engaged to Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid.
The rocker is almost 13 years younger than her so Courtney is clearly making the most of the saying “life begins at 50”.
Both were introduced by the red-haired singer Ed Sheeran while he was staying in LA the previous year. They’re currently living together in Courtney’s Malibu mansion.
Courtney now acts in Cougar Town, a TV show
about women dating younger men. We’ll have you to draw the comparisons.
David Schwimmer (Ross Geller)
Actor-turned-crime-solving individual is not the career description that instantly comes to mind once you think about dear old David, who plays Geeky Ross in the show.
But the actor showed he isn’t simply a dab hand at acting as he helps NYPD cops solve a stabbing crime involving a neighbor, transgender prostitute and a theft.
The whole heated altercation happened just beside to the star’s $4 million home in New York and David assisted cops by handing over CCTV footage from his security cameras to assist in building a case against the suspects.
Aside from being a touch of a Columbo, Schwimmer also provides the voice for the giraffe in the animated Madagascar film, Melman.
Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay)
Lisa pipped her former co-star Courtney to the post by turning 50 last year.
With the age clearly came a newly found confidence as the star recently opened up about the nose-lift she has when he was just 16.
She said: “I went from inside my mind, hideous to not hideous”.
Lisa – who portrayed ditsy Phoebe who was
the female parent for her sibling’s
three children – will return to the screens in The Comeback.
Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green)
We all waited for the happily ever after for Rachel and her long-term partner Ross. Which is also similar for Jennifer Aniston in her real-life relationships.
After a fairytale wedding to the astonishingly attractive Brad Pitt, thing got nasty and ended in 2005 when Brad dumped Jen for Angelina Jolie, who was his partner in the role of the action comedy movie Mr and Mrs Smith.
Jen then endured unsuccessful relationships with movie star Vince Vaughn and artist John Mayer – who reportedly ended their relationship through a text message.
But it appears that Jen finally met her “Ross”
within the form of filmmaker Justin Theroux. The couple are already engaged and
are set to do the vows this year.
Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani)
Matt LeBlanc had us chuckling for the best part for over 10 years with the role he portrays as a struggling actor Joey Tribbiani. And once the show came to an end he launched a spin-off called ‘Joey’.
The show had a touch of a flop and Matt took five years before coming back to the small screen in Episodes where he acts a version of himself.
He has a daughter from a previous lover and
is now seeing actress Andrea Anders.
Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing)
On the show he gave the impression of a happy-go-lucky Chandler, however his personal life as Matthew Perry was battling severe drug and alcohol addictions while filming the show.
The true extent of his life struggles solely surfaced after the sitcom ended and Matthew admitted he was the ‘sick guy’.
He even tried to cover it from his co-actors, later admitting: “Mostly it was drinking, you know, and opiates”.
“I think I was pretty good at hiding it
but, you know, eventually people were aware”.
Matthew had been already sober and had even opened a sober living house for addicts to come to terms with the transition from rehabilitation back to reality.