A new Friends face filter is all the rage on Instagram right now. And over the weekend, Courteney Cox decided to try it out. In a mini video, the 57-year-old cycles through the faces of the show’s six stars to see how authentic they are. But the experiment looked more like something out of a horror movie than a Friends reunion.
Courteney Cox starts by testing Ross Gellar’s face, but the resemblance is weak. “I don’t look anything like Schwimmer,” she quips. The filter then transformed her into Joey Tribbiani, which the Cougar Town star found to be a lot more on point. “How you doin’?” she said echoing the character’s catchphrase while wearing his face.
Although Courteney Cox was able to recognize the first two Friends‘ faces, things got tougher at number three. “Who is that? Is that Monica?” she questioned. “Not sure. Rachel? I don’t know.” After a few minutes of puzzling the Scream alum said the filter is one of the worst she’s ever seen. The fourth face looked like Chandler with a lot of unexplained facial redness and the last two were a tossup between Phoebe and Rachel. At the end of the video, she joked that the filter made her feel terrible and quickly signed off with a simple, “Bye!”
Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Friends starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer as a group of 20-somethings living in New York City. The premise for the series was based on Crane and Kauffman’s own experiences in the city. The hugely popular sitcom made its NBC debut on September 22, 1994, and ran for 10 seasons.
Last year, the cast gathered for the HBO Max Friends Reunion where the cast talked about their favorite memories on set. Directed by Late Late Show producer Ben Winston, the unscripted special was the first time in 17 years that Courteney Cox and her co-stars were brought together since the show ended. The event was very rare as journalists aren’t allowed to ask the stars any questions about Friends during other press events.
Meanwhile, Courteney Cox is currently enjoying the success of her latest series Shining Vale. Billed as a horror-comedy, the series was created by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan. The eight-episode series follows a dysfunctional family who moves to a small town after Patricia Phelps is caught having an affair. But the house has a history more sordid than that of the famous author.
However, no one seems to experience anything odd except for Pat (Courteney Cox). Convinced she’s either depressed or possessed, the demons haunting the family’s new home begin to appear much more real over time. Will Pat survive the anomalies that plague her home and manage to write her second novel? Or will the spirits get the better of her? Shining Vale, which premiered on March 6th on Starz, also features Greg Kinnear, Sherilyn Fenn, Mira Sorvino, Merrin Dungey, and Judith Light.