- Kristen Davis appeared on Friday’s episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
- Davis said she auditioned for the role of Monica Geller in “Friends,” played by Courteney Cox.
- Davis went on to play Charlotte York on “Sex and the City” and a reboot of the show.
Kristen Davis almost got one of the most popular roles in the popular sitcom “Friends”.
On Friday, Davis appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” to talk about the “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That.” Davis, 56, was called up to audition for the role of Monica Geller alongside Courteney Cox, 57, who would eventually land the coveted role.
Davis said she was “one of 8,000 young women who read to Monica”.
“Courtney and I were in the same yoga class at the time, and we were hanging out,” Davis said. “The rest of us, like unemployed actresses and waitresses, were hanging out after class.”
Davis continued, saying that she found out Cox scored the role while shopping together.
Davis added that Cox was excited that she had just filmed a TV pilot that she thought would do well.
Davis said Cox decided to buy a Porsche.
We were like, ‘Wow!’ Davis said. Is it real? “It was ‘Friends’, and it went well.”
Cox played Monica Geller on the NBC series for ten years before the 1994 show ended in 2004.
Although Davis later appeared in another role in “Friends,” she became a household name after playing Charlotte York in the “Sex and the City” franchise, which premiered in 1998 and ran until 2004. The series’ reboot, “And Just Like That,” debuts this month on HBO Max.
Recently, Davis dropped critics who made negative comments about her appearance after paparazzi reached out to the set of “And Just Like That” in an attempt to get bad photos.
“I get angry, I don’t want to be angry all the time, so I don’t look at it, I just know it’s there,” Davis told The Times UK.
Davis also recalled how some of the media focused on her weight while the original series aired.
“They were writing articles every week about how pear-shaped I was, which didn’t feel like a compliment at the time,” she said. “It’s going to stress me a fair bit because I can’t avoid it. I kind of feel like that’s the way it is now as well.”
This week, controversy hit the reboot of “Sex and the City” in which Chris Noth – who played Mr. Page – is accused of sexually assaulting three women. In separate interviews with The Hollywood Reporter, two women claimed that Nuth sexually assaulted them in 2004 and 2015 respectively.
In a statement to Insider’s Rebecca Cohen and Esme Mazzeo, Noth denied the two women’s allegations and said they were false.
A day later, a third woman accused Nuth of sexual assault in 2010 in a report published by The Daily Beast. A representative for Noth told the outlet that the actor denies the accusation.
After the accusations, Noth was dropped by the A3 Artists Agency.