‘Friends’ Cast Photos From Then and Now Show Some of the Actors Look Unrecognizable Now

by Jeremy Spirogis
Matthew Perry

Friends
went off the air virtually twenty years in the past but it’s nonetheless massively in style even
today. Show creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane admitted that there a number of
particulars they’d change in regards to the present, together with choosing a extra various forged and
treating among the extra sensitive
storylines
in another way.

But they haven’t singled out which of the six fundamental forged members, if any, that they’d swap out. It’s arduous to think about having Friends with out Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry.

But how totally different will these stars look as soon as the HBO Max reunion particular lastly airs?

Matthew Perry seems to be like a unique particular person now

Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry | The LIFE Picture Collection through Getty Images; Matthew Perry | Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images

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Time has not been type to Perry, who performed Chandler Bing on Friends. The actor admitted to his expertise with drug and alcohol dependancy and has voluntarily checked himself into remedy a number of instances. He’s additionally one who was adamantly towards any sort of Friends reboot.

Perry retains making headlines now as a result of he seems to be so drastically totally different nowadays than he did in 2004 when the Friends finale aired. But no less than he agreed to take part within the reunion.

Jennifer Aniston hasn’t aged

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Jennifer Aniston | Art Zelin/Getty Images; Jennifer Aniston | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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Aniston credit a wholesome, vegetable-heavy food plan plus day by day yoga to sustaining her enviable seems to be. It’s insane to consider how the actress simply turned 50 and nonetheless seems to be like she may stroll again onto the Friends set and shoot an episode with out lacking a beat.

Arguably, Aniston additionally had probably the most profitable post-Friends profession. She is at present starring in The Morning Show on Apple TV+, which she additionally helps produce.

David Schwimmer disappeared from the general public eye

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David Schwimmer | The LIFE Picture Collection through Getty Images; David Schwimmer | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Most of the Friends castmates peaked in the course of the present, and that features David Schwimmer. The 53-year-old actor hasn’t performed a lot since portraying Ross Geller for 10 seasons. But he has spoken about how he’d change Friends if it have been on today.

“I used to be effectively conscious of the dearth of range and I campaigned
for years to have Ross date ladies of colour,” Schwimmer informed The
Guardian
. “One of the primary girlfriends I had on the present was an
Asian-American lady, and later I dated African-American ladies.”

Courteney Cox labored on a number of initiatives since ‘Friends’

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Courteney Cox | Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images; Courteney Cox | Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Almost nobody knew who Courteney Cox was earlier than she performed Monica Geller on Friends, however now she’s translated that success into loads of motion pictures and TV initiatives. And it helps that Monica nonetheless seems to be virtually the identical now as she did again then. She was additionally one of many greatest proponents of a Friends reunion.

The 55-year-old actress was additionally blessed with genes and
nonetheless seems to be the identical virtually twenty years later.

Matt LeBlanc will at all times be Joey Tribbiani

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Matt LeBlanc | Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images; Matt LeBlanc | Art Streiber/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

Joey is without doubt one of the most beloved and iconic Friends characters because of all of the laughs he supplies, each intentional and unintentional. The actor even translated that success right into a short-lived Friends spinoff referred to as Joey.

The collection didn’t final lengthy. But even now, LeBlanc nonetheless seems to be lots like he did throughout his time on Friends and was completely satisfied to hitch the reunion particular, which can hopefully air quickly.

Lisa Kudrow has blended emotions about her time on the present

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Lisa Kudrow | Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images; Lisa Kudrow |Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Even although Kudrow made buddies along with her co-stars, she’s
gone on file saying that her emotions about enjoying Phoebe have been sophisticated.

For one factor, she didn’t have the identical physique sort as her two
different feminine co-stars, and that reality usually made
her uncomfortable
. Kudrow stated on a podcast interview, “You see your self on
TV, and it’s that, ‘Oh my god, I’m only a mountain of a lady.’ And I’m already
greater than Courteney and Jennifer. [I was] taller, greater. My bones really feel
greater, I simply felt like this mountain of a lady subsequent to them.”

But these emotions are up to now and the three ladies are nonetheless buddies. Like Aniston and Cox, Kudrow nonetheless seems to be a lot like herself nowadays and is worked up in regards to the reunion.

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