Courteney Cox and her boyfriend Johnny McDaid have a date night at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles after it’s revealed the Friends cast will be receiving a large paycheck for their highly anticipated reunion.
She arrived arm-in-arm with her longtime boyfriend attempting to live her life in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic that is affecting every aspect of the entertainment business and shutting down productions all across the globe.
Courteney, 55, looked flawless makeup-free as she wore a dark grey knit sweater, black pants, and black boots while her musician beau wore a dark blue club jacket, black tee, black pants, and black shoes for their date night.
The Friends actress is reportedly going to cash big to reprise her role as Monica Geller alongside her on-screen and real-life best friend Jennifer Aniston who will return as Rachel Green.
Their co-stars David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), and Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing) will also be reprising their famous roles.
“Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the cast, who all negotiated together, will earn more than double their former per-episode fee for the reunion and be paid between $2.5 million and $3 million for the special. The cast famously renegotiated their salaries together during the show’s original run to earn a then-historic $1 million per episode of the comedy.”
The unscripted reunion special will include series creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman and will be filmed on Stage 24 of the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank where the original entire series was shot over 16 years ago.
The actors simultaneously announced the reunion via social media with the same photo and the caption “It’s happening @hbomax, @jenniferaniston, @lisakudrow, @mlebanc, @mattyperry4, @_schim_”.
The world’s most famous group of friends has remained close throughout the years but its Aniston and Cox’s relationship that has stood the test of time the most. They are often spotted vacationing together in Cabo San Lucas and have been a constant in each other’s lives.
The Friends reunion will air on the new streaming service for HBO Max that is scheduled to launch in May.