Courteney Cox says she was too shy for Hollywood career

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010

While Jennifer Aniston made a bounty in Hollywood after finishing off ‘Friends’, her co-star and friend in the hit sitcom Courteney Cox has said that she was just too shy to venture for the big screen.

The 46-year-old, who played Monica Geller, watched Jennifer, 41, take a string of lead roles in Hollywood flicks, but says she did not have the confidence to go to auditions.

“I always talked myself out of going in to read. I don’t know if I had that much confidence,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

“I was always thinking I needed to do something else, be more mysterious,” she added.

Courteney, who managed to land a role in the Scream films despite her shyness, has gone on to front popular comedy series Cougar Town, playing a divorcee in her 40s.

She admits she is “much more content” but says she is still hurt by having been the only one of the Friends cast not to have been nominated for an Emmy award.

“My ego got really bruised. When everyone did but me that doesn’t feel good at all. There were certain years I thought, ‘Maybe I have a shot’, like the Monica-Chandler years. I don’t know how it happens and why. Maybe I wasn’t ready,” she told Emmy magazine.

The actress, who is married to actor David Arquette with whom she has a six-year-old daughter Coco, also said that “ageing is nobody’s friend”.

“One second ago I was the youngest person on the set and now I’m the oldest. I’m so old my joints hurt when I keep my legs crossed a certain way for too long. I need glasses to see a movie, to see the computer and to read a book,” she said.

1 Comment on “Courteney Cox says she was too shy for Hollywood career”

  1. Nonsense your not too old. I’ve had glasses to see distance since the 8th grade and its been a while. 80% of the population needs glasses. You are part of the crowd. BTW I’m sure you would be great on the big screen. Maybe you and Jennifer?

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