Courteney Cox dishes on how emotional the Friends reunion got: ‘We just started crying’

Get your tissues ready, Friends fans! The highly-anticipated reunion special is finally headed our way tomorrow, May 27, and we’re now expecting tears to start flowing as early as the opening credits. The six main cast members, consisting of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, haven’t filmed all together since Friends ended back in 2004, and so fans should prepare to get emotional seeing them reunite.

And it’s not just the fans getting emotional about this reunion. Courteney Cox, who memorably played Monica Geller on the long-running show, recently teased how moving it was to be back together with her former co-stars again. While speaking on Good Morning America, as reported by CNN Philippines, the 56-year-old actress confessed to crying once she got back to the Friends set.

The six stars of the show came together this past April to film the Friends reunion, and it seems that none of them quite expected just how sentimental they would get. And yes, tears were soon coming. Cox shared:

“To see it exactly the way it was — literally besides the cookie jar that Lisa took home and the neon coffee thing that Jen took — besides that, it was exactly the same. And it was so emotional that we just started crying.”

And while Lisa Kudrow, who played the one and only Phoebe Buffay, said she did not cry upon getting back on set, she admitted that, “now I can’t stop.”

Check out the full video from Good Morning America below.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Friends cast reminisced on their favorite episodes and shared what they hope to get out of the reunion special. It’s been a long time coming since the show was announced back in 2019, and because of COVID-19-related delays, the wait for the reunion has been real.

David Schwimmer, who played the hilarious Ross Geller, shared of the Friends reunion:

“We’re equally excited to be finally doing it and hopefully, to give something back and you know, put a little laughter and a little love out there to everyone.”

There’s no doubt the Friends reunion will be met with tons of laughter and love, and of course, many tears. Don’t miss the special when it debuts on HBO Max tomorrow, May 27. And if you’re not located in the United States, check out where you can stream the special internationally here.