Courteney is the cover star of InStyle magazine’s spring 2022 issue! Take a look at the article and photos below.
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After launching Homecourt, a super-clean home-care brand with great scents, the actor, director and producer can finally admit — she kind of is a Monica.
It’s been 18 years since the final episode of Friends aired on NBC, yet even today, when people go to Courteney Cox’s house in Los Angeles, many behave as if they’re entering the lair of compulsive neat freak Monica Geller. They hesitate to sit down in the living room for fear of messing up the meticulously fluffed sofa cushions.
Cox acknowledges that her reputation for extreme tidiness is partially justified. “I like things to look right,” she says. “I do fluff the pillows.” But she’s definitely not Monica, and she still savors opportunities to remind people of that — of which she currently, at 57, finds herself with many. There’s a new TV series; a new installment of Scream; and a new line of luxury home-care products: Homecourt, her pandemic brainchild that brings a beauty philosophy into cleaning. Cox has also been directing a few things, including two projects that aren’t obvious matches for her: a music video for Brandi Carlile and a TV commercial for Clos du Bois chardonnay.
In fact, Cox’s role in Shining Vale, the horror-comedy series which began airing in March on Starz, may be the meatiest one of her career so far. She stars opposite Greg Kinnear as depressive author Patricia Phelps, a mother of two teenagers who’s suffering from writer’s block. After an illicit fling with a hunky, young handyman, Patricia is trying to save her marriage, but things get tricky when her family moves into a haunted house. Pretty soon, she’s getting addicted to anxiety meds, seeing ghosts in closets, and wondering if her mother’s schizophrenia might be hereditary. “I don’t think I’ve ever played a character that was so layered and had so many things to go through,” Cox says.