We Asked the Stars: Which Friends Character Are You and Why?
There’s likely one Friends character you channel most, whether it's chilled-out cool girl Rachel Green, tightly wound Monica Gellar, or the eccentric Phoebe Buffay. (And, of course, for the guys, whether or not you’re a Ross, Chandler, or Joey can be an ongoing internal debate.)
With the NBC special, Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows, reuniting the cast of one of TV's most beloved shows (minus Matthew Perry) on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. ET, we asked celebrities—including Monica IRL, Courteney Cox—to reveal which Friends character they identify with at their very core. Find out what they had to say below.
“I’m definitely Monica! I’m not as competitive or as clean as Monica, but I’m very neat.”
“I think I’m probably a combo of Rachel and Monica. I can be a little OCD like Monica, but then I’m also laid-back like Rachel in a way.”
“I’m probably Joey. I am as goofy as him in real life. I love Joey.”
“I am closest to Phoebe because I’m really about energy and cleansing auras, and Phoebe was really in tune to that. Everybody knows she is kind of slightly air-headed in the show, but there is something also really sweet and endearing about how much she cares about people and she is very loving and hysterical.”
Candace Cameron Bure
“I’d definitely say I’m a Rachel. I'm not Monica—she's Type A, which I am not. Sometimes I feel like a ding dong. Rachel had those moments—not in a Phoebe way—but she's just one step behind. I’m the girl that when someone makes a joke, I laugh two seconds after everyone else does because it just takes me the extra few to get it.”
“I feel like I’m probably Monica because I’m neurotic and intense, but I want to be Rachel.”
“I’m a little bit like Phoebe in her kookiness, and a little bit of Rachel when it comes to her more neurotic side. I feel like I’m an amalgamation of both of them.”
“I’d say I’m a mixture between Rachel and Phoebe—I switch off. I always make up random songs like Phoebe does, and I’m very [all over the place]. I’ve seen every single episode about 5,000 times.”
—With additional reporting by Brianna King, Ericka Franklin, Brandi Fowler, and Carita Rizzo