What the Friends stars think their characters are doing today
From Rachel's clothing line to Joey's sandwich shop.
The upcoming Friends reunion special on HBO Max will undoubtedly be an emotional experience for anyone who was a dedicated fan of the long-running, iconic 90's sitcom. But it was also an emotional experience for the actors, as the cast converged for the first time in years to reminisce about their days on set and share some fun memories.
In a People cover story about the reunion, the Friends stars — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer — share some fun ideas about what their characters would be doing today, given how their stories ended in 2004. And it seems like the last few years have treated them pretty well.
"I would like to have maybe started a clothing line of my own, and it's sort of a small franchise," Aniston told People in an interview, referencing her character Rachel. "Like a Nili Lotan. And I live in New York City on the Upper East Side."
Cox, meanwhile, thinks Monica "would be doing something competitively with other mothers and trying to outdo them, whether it's the bake sale at school or something. I mean, she'd be so annoying. She'd be at the head of the PTA or something."
As for Kudrow's Phoebe, the actress imagines that she's "living in Connecticut with Mike and their kids, and she's in charge of the arts program for the school," adding that she's "the advocate for her kids because they're different like she was."
Perry thinks Chandler Bing would be "a wonderful father and a wonderful comedy writer," while LeBlanc has a dream that Joey "would have opened a chain of sandwich shops."
And Schwimmer? He believes Ross would be a paleontologist "playin' with the bones" who also would have invested in Joey's sandwich shop "and lost a lot of his savings for his kids."