Remembering the best of the 'Friends' guest stars

Kristin Davis reveals she auditioned to play Monica, shares challenges of guest-starring role

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20/12/21 | StarsInsider

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Much has been unearthed about the beloved sitcom 'Friends' in this holy year of its long awaited reunion. The influence of the series was so widespread that it became an honour and a mark of success to be involved with it in some way. The show was brimming with guest star appearances, one of whom was even gunning for a major role at its inception. 

Before she landed her iconic role as the bubbly Charlotte York on 'Sex and the City,' Kristin Davis wanted to be Monica Geller. "I think I was about one of like 8,000 young ladies who read for Monica,"  the actress shared on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' on December 16. 

Davis said that she and Courteney Cox had been friends from yoga class, and Cox had a funny way of dropping the news that she landed the role. Cox apparently invited Davis and some other yoga class pals to go shopping for a Porsche since she had just filmed a pilot that she was "feeling really good about," Davis said. Of course, the pilot was for 'Friends.'

Though she didn't land the role, Davis appeared on the show in season seven as a love interest of Joey—but it wasn't easy. "I remember losing sleep," she said of her role. "Partly because of the live audience, but partly because you're in this world that has been created that is so alive and so specific and you're trying to make sure you're fitting yourself in there properly."

Check out this gallery to remember some of the best 'Friends' guest stars.

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