Courteney Cox has revealed her excitement about the upcoming Friends reunion special, adding that she and her former castmates are “going to have the best time”.
It was confirmed earlier this month (February 2020) that Courteney and her co-stars – Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry – will be teaming up for a one-off TV special for upcoming streaming service HBO Max.
And speaking about the prospect of reuniting as she joined comedian Kevin Nealon for an episode of his web series Hiking with Kevin, Courteney gushed: “So the exciting thing is that we’re all going to get together for the first time, in a room, and actually talk about the show,” Cox said. “And it’s going to be on HBO Max, and I’m so excited.
“We’re going to have the best time. It’s going to be great. But we really haven’t all done that and actually sat there and talked about and reminisced about this incredible experience that we had. It’s gonna be fantastic.”
Courteney also revealed that a recent reunion she and her former co-stars had enjoyed – a picture of which broke the internet when Jennifer shared it as her first post upon joining Instagram – was one of just two dinners they’d had with all six cast members present since the show came to an end in 2004.
“The ideal for me – and we just actually recently did this, and it took forever,” she smiled. “I don’t know how many years it was, maybe 15 years – and we finally all got together and had dinner. And when we get together, which is never – it just doesn’t happen very often, like twice since we ended the show – it’s just the most fun. We laugh so hard.”
The special will be directed by Ben Winston and executive produced by both the cast members and the series’ original creators, Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane, according to Variety.
An air date has yet to be announced.