Courteney Cox Reflects on ‘Friends,’ Her Career, and Yes, Prince Harry Doing Mushrooms at Her House: ‘I Definitely Wasn’t Passing Them Out’
From the start, Courteney Cox was different. She was from Alabama — a place where, she recalls, people were steelworkers or doctors — and didn’t know anything about show business. So, she sought it out. Never in her wildest dreams did she think it’d lead her to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to be unveiled Feb. 27.
The summer after she graduated high school, Cox moved to New York City and began modelling.
“I got a job right away and I thought, that was easy,” she recalls. Then the changes came. “It was a makeover. They took the Alabama fresh face and made a little funky style and it was really fun. They changed everything about me — they said I was Kentucky-born and they changed my last name to Myles. I don’t know why! But I never thought that when I was 18 it would lead to a career that I love and have really learned so much … I just kept doing things that led me to something else and I just kept learning and learning and learning.”
She never imagined a time when she’d land a leading role on the biggest show on TV and star in all 236 episodes. She didn’t see a time when she’d be a seven-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, one of which she won. Cox wasn’t aware that when she took on the part of a horror movie “bitch,” as she describes it, she’d hold on to the role for nearly three decades.
But that all happened, thanks to her hard work.
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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.
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Courteney Cox is an actress and director you know from gargantuan hits including Friends, Scream, Cougar Town, and many more. She recently launched her home beauty brand called Homecourt, and she also stars alongside Greg Kinnear in the new comedy-horror series Shining Vale, which is set to premiere on Starz March 6th. But how is she with spicy food? Find out as Cox takes on the wings of death and discusses dinner with Michael Jordan, the pros and cons of having Ed Sheeran as a houseguest, and the enduring appeal of Friends.Monday, Mar 7, 2022
In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, actor Courteney Cox joins Willie Geist to talk about her lead role in the new horror comedy series “Shining Vale.” Cox also looked back on landing the role that changed her career in “Friends” and revealed what she was doing before had her big break as an actor.Thursday, Mar 3, 2022
Courteney Cox talks about starring in the dark comedy series Shining Vale, living in a house that was haunted and launching her own home beauty brand called Homecourt.Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022
Courteney talks about her new cleaning products company Homecourt, being a clean freak, constant jam sessions going on at her house, playing with Elton John, Jimmy making a mess in her kitchen, Ed Sheeran staying at her house and ordering her S&M leather sex masks, not being able to excite her daughter with celebrities, bribing her to be in Instagram videos with her, her new show “Shining Vale” on Starz, doing a séance with a Carole King because her house was haunted, being in awe of Michael Jordan, going to Vegas with the “Friends” cast before they were famous.