On September 22, 1994, six unknown actors premiered a sitcom about the life of a group of friends in the late 1920s. Program name? Just "Friends".
The success of the series was not immediate and still compared to "Seinfeld", A series of NBC stars from those times. However, as the chapters progressed, they became more consistent, and the characters began to deeply penetrate viewers and critics.
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As the seasons passed, the reign of "Friends"On television he was becoming more and more powerful; both for the cast and the band and channel that broadcast them.
In May 2004, when the NBC series said goodbye to the screen after ten years of broadcasting, six actors who began charging $ 22,000 for the episode in the first season, eventually earned $ 1 million per chapter.
But what happened to the careers of these six actors after the end of the series? Then the description of the acting path, which was led by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry.
Jennifer Aniston maybe it was one of the actresses "Friends"Which had more screenings in Hollywood. However, her success did not accompany her in the romantic comedy series, in which the actress began to appear at the turn of the nineties and mid-twenty-first century.
In fact, Aniston's most profitable film was "Almighty" with Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman, who made nearly $ 500 million worldwide in 2003.
Still, Aniston would continue this comedy path. "Marley and I", "Exposados" and "Wife of lies" together with Adam Sandler expanded the list of films with the actress, with the exception of "Cake", a low-budget drama that "Rachel" remembered. She will be nominated for a Golden Globe and a Sag Award in 2014 year.
Unlike acting, Aniston's love life sounded louder. Divorced by Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, the 50-year-old actress said she did not qualify her two marriages as a failure.
"I don't feel empty. Not really. My marriages were very successful, according to (my) personal opinion. And when it came to an end, it was a decision made because we decided to be happy, and sometimes happiness did not exist this agreement – he said.
AND Courteney Cox success came twice when he appeared in 1996 "Scream", a horror that then became a boom and resulted in three sequels.
After "Friends" Courteney Cox He performs in two series: "Dirt" from 2007 to 2009 and "Cougar Town". The latter was broadcast by ABC in the years 2009-2015 and tells about a divorced woman, after 40 years of age, who is related to younger men.
In the cinema, Cox's happiness, apart from "Scream", did not pass from medium-sized comedies.
On a personal level, the life of "Monika" gave more to say because of her appearance. In 2017, the actress revealed to New Beauty magazine that she regrets many of her aesthetic accents and said she decided to remove facial fillers to regain her naturalness.
"The filling implants have dissolved. I feel better because I look like me. Everything's going to change. Everything will fall. I tried not to break down, but in fact it looked fake, "he explained.
The actress also talked about the strong pressure in Hollywood to remain "always beautiful and young."
"One day someone tells you:" It's all right, but you can use a filler injection here or here, "and recommends a very good specialist whose results are very natural. Go and do it. The first time you leave happy because you barely notice and then repeat and so on until you see yourself in the picture and say "Oops, it's terrible."
In 2016 David Schwimmer He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as lawyer Robert Kardashian in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Perhaps your most important job after "Friends".
At that time, the actor revealed that after the end of the series he hated fiction, which brought him so much success, and long sought shelter from people and cameras.
"As an actor, as I was trained, my job was to observe life and other people, so I walked with my head uncovered, watching people. The celebrity's action was quite the opposite: it made me want to hide under a baseball cap and not be seen. After a while I realized that I no longer look at people who tried to hide – confessed the actor.
"Ross", now 52 years old, also said that fame "was quite shocking and ruined my relationship with other people for years until I was able to adapt and feel good with her."
Schwimmer also said that the effects of playing the same person for ten years are high, because the audience picks you up and makes it difficult when you want to face a film project.
Schwimmer, like an actor, tried his luck as a film and theater director with divided criticism.
Matt Le Blanc
The actor who played conceited Joey was the only actor in the series to have his own spin-off at the end of the movie "Friends".
In this new series of derivatives, Joey's attempts to become an actor after installing him in Hollywood were counted. The program lasted only two seasons on the air and, contrary to what the audience can imagine, it was a relief to the actor who least wanted to watch television after being with the same character, ten years on the air.
"I hardly ever left the house for years. I was burned. I wanted to not compromise and not to be anywhere. And I was able to do it. My agent was outraged. Most actors call their agents and ask what they have for them now. I called mine and told him to lose my number for a few years. It was a dark time. I almost suffered a nervous breakdown, he revealed. Matt LeBlanc into the mirror.
The actor was out of reach of public opinion from 2006 to 2010. The following year, he is called to the role of the TV series "Episodes", a BBC production in which he plays a satirical version of himself.
For this work, Le Blanc received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in 2012. The series was broadcast for five seasons.
In 2016, "Joey" returns to television with another series called "Man with a Plan", telling the story of a man who, after his wife's work, must stay at home to look after the children when he tries to run a business with his brother.
The premiere of the sit-com series took place in January at CBS.
Personal life Matthew Perry during and after "Friends"This is probably one of the most commented so far.
The actor's dependence on Vicodin after a water-skiing accident caused a number of health problems that almost ended the life of the actor.
"Thanks to these tablets, I felt better than my whole life and became addicted to tablets and alcohol and could not stop," said the actor in 2015, who also revealed that it was in 1997, during the third season of "Friends", when he took up rehabilitation for the first time.
Perry also admitted that at that time he came to drink several bottles of vodka and thirty Vicodin tablets a day.
Problems for the actor will persist in the coming years, and this in May 2000. He will have to be hospitalized again for pancreatitis.
"I had a very big problem; my life was hell, "he says. His parents took him to the detoxification center, where he spent two and a half months and it can be said that only since then the actor managed to escape the hell he was in, despite the great success of the series.
In June 2015, the Phoenix House organization, responsible for treating addiction to this type of substance, awarded the actor with an award for overcoming his addiction.
"I am an award-winning alcoholic, I should not receive a prize," said the actor, who also said that this type of addiction can be overcome as soon as the patient wishes.
The last television work in which the actor stood out was the miniseries "The Kennedys After Camelot" in 2017. Perry gave life to the brother of the American president.
The actor, currently immersed in the theater, played the play "End of longing" in May until London. A story he told, combining humor and drama, in which he faces several demons in which the actor lived with alcohol.
The actress who gave life to the suspended "Phoebe Buffay" in "Friends"Revealed in May this May to the program" WTF with Marc Maron ", the uncertainty about his appearance, which he felt during his series.
"You saw yourself on TV and said," Oh my God, I'm a mountain. I'm bigger than Courteney and Jennifer. I was taller and more voluminous. I felt my heavier bones, I felt like a mountain on his side – said the actress.
This uncertainty caused Kudrow to lose weight, but more than luck, the actress still feels sick.
"When I was very thin, I felt sick all the time, got a cold, sinusitis, flu," the actress confessed, without giving any details about her eating disorder.
Lisa, now 56, also talked about how she must face the passage of time. "What did it matter if I were older? Aging is wonderful. Why do we have to turn it into something terrible? "- he said.
At the professional level, Kudrow has participated in numerous series and films as the second actress. Among them stand out: "Love and other impossible things", in 2009, with Natalie Portman and Scott Cohen.
The latest thing the actress did on television was the fourth season of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
"Friends"The phenomenon of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross is still a phenomenon for countless fans around the world who are still eager to see in digital reposition or on platforms.
HBO Max, a new streaming service that WarnerMedia will release next year, announced in July that "Friends"Will leave Netflix to join its exclusive service.
At the end of 2018, there was a rumor that the series intended to leave the Netflix catalog, but soon after that the platform confirmed that it would continue to offer its offer at least in 2019. The New York Times assured that Netflix will pay a hundred million dollars on Be warned to keep it this year.