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Courteney Cox is “popular again”: millionaire cries, evenings with Prince Harry and goodbye touch-ups



“Being friends with Courteney is like being family to Courteney. She was in charge of everything from the start. When we first met her, she was immediately inclusive, warm, caring and interested in learning all about you. Here, we’re not just talking like your colleagues or your friends, but like your sisters. Contradicting the fatalistic cliché about Hollywood which, in the words of Marlon Brando, is only made up of “people who succeed but who fail in as human beings”, Jennifer Aniston verbalized the example of how sorority can thrive in the hills of Los Angeles over the years, fame, fortune or more or less contrived rivalries. It wasn’t just her. Others like Lisa Kudrow or Laura Dern, all women, also took the floor on February 27 to celebrate their companion Courteney Cox, 58, on the occasion of the discovery of her star on the Walk of Fame. A ceremony which also coincides with an unexpected resurrection of her acting career, reaping the greatest cinematographic success of a career strewn with pitfalls and interruptions but which has just reached an unusual cruising speed.

Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow wished to accompany their partner in ‘Friends’ Courteney Cox during the discovery of their star. Photo: Getty

Raised over one hundred million dollars in just ten days on the billboard, the sixth installment in the veteran franchise shout became the biggest hit since its inception in 1996. At that time, Courteney Cox was already one of the most popular actresses in the United States thanks to her role as Monica Geller in Friends, the role that marked and will mark his memory in the collective memory despite his prolonged presence in this horror saga that only seems to get better with time. Previously, in the 80s, Cox had worked as a model and publicity actress before landing a recurring role on the series family ties —with Michael J. Fox—which would guarantee his permanence in Hollywood. Her early days were so rocky that days before she landed the job, she was about to return to her hometown of Birmingham to work alongside her father as a swimming pool salesman. “I had no money to be able to eat for more than a week,” he says. Today, he has amassed an estimated fortune of $150 million not only from his work in friends, but also its recognized ability to acquire real estate, renovate it and put it back on the market. “Being born in Alabama, I never thought in a million years that I would have a star on the Walk of Fame.” counted the interpreter, who once again puts himself in the shoes of journalist Gale Weathers to serve as a link between the original cast of shout and a new generation led by young people like Jenna Ortega (Wednesday).

Courteney Cox in Scream VI

“Scream VI” has become one of the big box office surprises of 2023. Photo: Paramount Pictures

Just a few years ago, before the recent impact of the horror film and the reunion of friends renewed interest in Cox, the newly ushered star seemed much further away. His career seemed to be amortized after the end of Puma city, the series in which she gave life to a divorced woman who tries to re-cultivate her intimate life and which stands out as the only successful work after the farewell to Monica, link of union and best adviser of the famous sextet of friends. Nearly ten years of professional fallow during which she focused on her facet as a businesswoman to found homecourt, a brand of household cleaning products with different ranges of soaps, cleaning sprays or air fresheners. She herself admitted having reoriented her acting career towards business and her private life in recent years: “After the end of Cougar City I didn’t feel very relevant. I think everyone forgot about me for a while.” to reflect on today, meeting the paparazzi at the door of his house. “Now I wonder when did I become popular again? »

During this time, and also coinciding with the years of tabloid and misogynist ecstasy in the press, Courteney Cox only made headlines for the cosmetic touch-ups she had done to her face. The pressure to look younger and fight the chronic ageism that plagues the industry has taken its toll on her, as she herself admitted. “There was a moment when I was like, ‘I’m changing, I look older.’ And I tried to chase this kid for years. I didn’t realize that I looked so weird with these injections and that I was doing things to my face that I wouldn’t do right now. And there was a moment when I said to myself: ‘I have to stop. This is crazy,’ she told with repentance to The temperature. Cox has been gradually removing facial fillers and says she feels “more natural” than ever today, using her Instagram account – with more than 12 million followers – to make fun of herself with different sketch the pressure to stay young. “I’ve never been happier than I am right now,” corroborates.

Courteney Cox and her daughter Coco

Courteney Cox poses with her daughter Coco at the premiere of ‘Scream VI’. Photo: Getty

The interpreter has also hit the headlines in recent weeks for the public presentation of her only daughter, Coco, born in June 2004 following her relationship with actor David Arquette and whom she met on the set of the first part of shout. After divorcing in 2009, the actress has rebuilt her life with her partner of the past decade, musician and member of the famous group Snow Patrol, John McDaid. At 18, Coco, still focused on her studies and whose godmother is Jennifer Aniston, has already taken her first steps in the world of theater and seems destined to become a nepo baby Hollywood again.

We saw the first evidence of Coco’s talent in some of the videos recorded at Cox’s famous parties, which he shares with his alter ego In friends the talent to be the best hostess possible. World stars like Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres or Ed Sheeran, who offers him a sex mask every time the actress lets him stay at her house when she travels to the United States. But public interest and attention to his parties has swelled this year, after Prince Harry revealed in his memoir In the dark that he had consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms at home. Platonic lover of the British during his adolescence, the interpreter I answered with his trademark sense of humor: “I definitely wasn’t handing them out.”

Courtney Cox

Courteney Cox has become the connecting link, both on and off set, of the sextet of friends who star in “Friends.” Photo: Getty Images

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