Friends fever isn’t going away anytime soon. The reunion special, The One Where They Get Back Together, premiered last week, but we’re still nostalgic for it. With the sitcom craze still high, an old magazine predicting what the show’s main stars would look like in 20 years is taking its rounds on social media.
In this 2004 article, the magazine predicted what Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) and Matthew Perry (Chandler) Bing) would look like two decades later. Even if it takes him a few more years to complete 20 years, we have to say that they were a long way off.
Going viral for the first time on Reddit, this image shows what the magazine assumed the main Friends cast would look like. The Star Magazine spread (yes, they were the ones who made the prediction) had the headline: “Friends: 20 Years Later!” What they will look like. Its caption reads: “We are in 2024: do you know who your friends are? Star uses computer magic to predict their future. Take a look at the pic here and let us know what you think at the end.
The first is that of friends David Schwimmer (Ross Geller). The 2004 magazine gave him gray hair and a receding hairline. The caption they had accompanying his photo said “may turn gray at 57, but he will not lose any of his childish charm”. They were quite far from the account because the episode of the reunion showed us that he still had thick black locks.
As for Jennifer anniston (Rachel Green), the post predicted she would look a bit more “bloated” than she did when the show premiered. While the structure of her face was totally irrelevant, they got one thing right – her “awesome hair”.
As for friends’ Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), she too received puffiness on her face with her gorgeous locks turning gray. We have to say they are right about one thing – she looks stylish to this day.
For Lisa kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) the magazine might have got their look wrong, but their caption is absolutely true. She always shows that pretty smile.
Like David Schwimmer, Friends’ Matthieu perry (Chandler Bing) also received fine gray hair with a receding hairline. Take a look at the reunion episode and you will see how irrelevant they are.
Last but not least is Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani). We have to say about the six, only it looks a bit like what the magazine predicted almost 20 years ago. They said he “would still be quite a ladies’ man at 56 ′, we all know he is.
Also check out those comments this photo has on Reddit. While one user writes: “Could this be more wrong?” another comments, “Oh my god, look what they did to our Jenny.” A third user said, “Welcome to the tech world in 2004. Since then graphics and software have grown dramatically. Another wrote: “This is horrible. Wtf. Whoever did that messed up Friends!
Take a look at their recent photo and compare it for yourself
From 1 to 10, what was this magazine’s prediction in 2004? Let us know in the comments.
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