- Courteney Cox said the Friends opening credits weren’t the most fun to film.
- Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Cox said the cast had to dance in a fountain for hours.
- “Somebody thought that would just be really fun, and let me tell you what happens—it’s not fun to be dancing in a fountain for hours and hours,” she said.
Don’t be fooled by the bright smiles and general positive vibes of the Friends cast as they dance in a fountain during the show’s opening credits: According to Courteney Cox, filming that scene was actually pretty miserable. What’s more, while mere seconds of the cast frolicking in the water actually made it to the final product, shooting the scene took hours, Cox revealed. Unpleasant!
As E! reports, Cox is a guest on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and is seen chatting about Friends in preview clips. Asked by DeGeneres about whose idea it was to plunge into the fountain, Cox responded, “Well, it definitely wasn’t mine. We were in that fountain for a long time. Somebody thought that would just be really fun, and let me tell you what happens—it’s not fun to be dancing in a fountain for hours and hours.”
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“I remember Matthew Perry saying at one point—and we didn’t know each other that well at that point—but I remember, and this is so Matthew, but he was like, ‘Can’t remember a time that I wasn’t in this fountain,'” Cox continued. “Literally, we were just like,