Let me start by saying I don’t believe in curses—not in sports, not in entertainment—not in life. (Not even if you live in Boston or end up on the cover of SI before a big game.)
I do believe that if you star in a sitcom for double-digit years that it will be difficult to separate yourself from that character for the rest of your career. If that is a curse, it is probably one that has made you very rich and very famous (you poor baby, lol).
And, yes, I am talking to you dear cast of NBC’s Friends.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Friends. I loved Friends so much, I thought those people were my actual friends. The early years were brilliant. They had an excellent run and now Rachel Green, the Gellers, et al have tried to move on and it hasn’t always been with awesome results; they haven’t exactly been cursed either.
If I’m not mistaken, Ms. Courtney Cox has had pretty decent results with ABC’s Cougar Town; Matt LeBlanc just won a big, beautiful Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for Showtime’s Episodes (2011); Lisa Kudrow is also doing some nice work on Showtime’s web Therapy.
Okay, so David Schwimmer…I don’t know, the guy has been working and nothing has been huge or horrible. He acts, he directs…he does Broadway!
Jennifer Aniston literally cannot get a haircut without me hearing about it and she has worked consistently since Friends wrapped. Okay, she has had a really hard time “not being Rachel Green” in many a role, but I loved her in The Good Girl, Horrible Bosses and Derailed. She has shown some range over the years… She isn’t Meryl Streep… but that’s okay, right?
Which brings me to Matthew Perry. The article below addresses the non-existent curse and how Perry is trying to break it with his new gig on NBC’s comedy pilot Go On, in which he’ll play “a sportscaster who is lifted up by a mandatory support group after he experiences personal loss.”
Hmm. I like Matthew Perry, as I like all my ‘friends’ and I wish them well as they go forward professionally.
They are not cursed. They are rich, talented and beautiful…
Just like the Stiletto Showgirl LOL.
Until Next Time…