"She instilled into all of us, into our DNA, to support each other and to love one another ... not compete with one another," Aniston said of Cox.
It's a mini-Friends reunion again! And this time it was just as emotional. Courteney Cox fought back tears as she was joined by her former Friends co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston on February 27 as she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The three starred in the beloved NBC sitcom during its 10-season run from 1994 to 2004.
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The 58-year-old actress recalled not giving up on her Hollywood dreams even though she had only two weeks left before her money ran out. “The next day I got Family Ties,” she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This will make me cry because I do love my dad, but I just want to say that I know he’s really proud of me, and it does look like I’m here to stay,” she said. The Scream actress then pointed at her star that will forever be planted on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Courteney Cox has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. pic.twitter.com/cAojY8SQZh— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 27, 2023
Cox ended up becoming a huge name in Hollywood and could count on her longtime "friends" for their support. "They're such wonderful friends of mine and they're family to me, so it felt really comfortable… they're my sisters," she told PEOPLE.
Aniston, 54, and Kudrow, 59, paid tribute to their longtime friend and former co-star and showered her with the kindest of words. "We're very honored to be here today to speak on your behalf as your co-workers, your friends and your family, your sisters," Aniston said. "And that's happened since we've known you for a very long time."
"It's been that way since we met almost 30 years ago," Kudrow added as Aniston joked, "No, not 30 years ago. That's a typo."
Jennifer Aniston and @LisaKudrow will always be there for @CourteneyCox. 🥰 pic.twitter.com/wJYaJbvvNX— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 27, 2023
Despite being the most "famous" actor on the show with credits like Family Ties, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Misfits of Science, among others, Kudrow and Aniston immediately felt welcomed by Cox. "To be friends with Courteney is to be family with Courteney," Aniston shared. "She is responsible for all of that. From the beginning of when we met her, she was immediately inclusive, warm, loving, interested in everything about you," she added.
The two joked over how similar Cox is to her neat-freak Friends character, Monica Geller. "Her attention to detail. OK. It's very intense," explained Aniston. "You really want to hope that you don't have any kind of like a stain or a spot on a wall or that a pillow is out of place or a hair or something that needs to be plucked." Aniston then joked, "I'm just saying, thank God this star is straight."
Nevertheless, Kudrow said that Cox was one of the kindest actors on set who encouraged the cast to "to take care of each other." Aniston added, "We do have to take care — and she instilled into all of us, into our DNA, to support each other and to love one another." Cox set the tone for the six actors including male co-stars David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry "to become one of the closest, most loving and supportive casts" in TV history.
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