Courteney Cox wants “Friends” fans to know: The photos and videos of the actors hanging out in the famous opening scene fountain weren’t as fun to shoot as they look.
The actor sat down with Ellen DeGeneres this week to discuss a variety of things, including the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion. Cox remained mostly silent on the events of the unscripted reunion, simply sharing that the experience of getting back with the cast after more than a decade and a half was “amazing” and “so moving.”
DeGeneres showed Cox a snapshot of her and her former co-stars from their days on set. The photo featured the six “friends” inside the fountain seen in the show’s opening credits and apparently having a wet but fun time.
When the host asked Cox whose idea was to enter the fountain, Cox didn’t hesitate to say, “Well, it sure wasn’t mine.
“We were in this fountain for a long time. I don’t know who … someone thought that would be really fun, and let me tell you what’s going on – it’s not fun dancing in a fountain for hours and hours, ”a she continued.
Cox then recalled a really perfect Matthew Perry one-liner while filming the fountain (and, trust us, if you close your eyes you can most certainly hear him say it): “I remember Matthew Perry said at one point, and we didn’t know each other very well at that time. But I remember, and that’s the way Matthew, but he was like, ‘I don’t remember a time I wasn’t in that fountain.’
DeGeneres joked that the shoot shouldn’t have taken that long and if she had been on set she would have got them in and out of the fountain quickly. Cox then added that while she was filming, she and the rest of the cast “were like, ‘How much longer are we going to pretend we love dancing in the water? “But it was fun, but not really.
You can watch the entire segment above.
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