#9. The producers originally offered Courteney Cox the role of Rachel, but the actress insisted on playing Monica instead. "When we originally wrote the role [of Monica], we had Janeane Garofalo’s voice in our head," David Crane told Vanity Fair in 2012, meaning that he was imagining someone much more sarcastic and snarky. Marta Kauffman and David Crane changed their minds when they realized that Courteney's take would "be a lovelier place to go" week after week.
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Friends, uma série criada por Marta Kauffman, David Crane com Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox: Seis jovens são unidos por laços familiares, românticos e, principalmente, de amizade, enquanto tentam vingar em Nova York. Rachel é a garota mimada que deixa o noivo no altar para viver com a amiga dos tempos de escola Monica, sistemática e apaix...
“The first day we went to a run-through, and the six of them were together for the first time, onstage in the coffee shop, I remember the atmosphere being electric. A chill ran down my spine.” - Marta Kauffman