Courtney Cox, the 58-year-old star of “Friends” (she played Monica) hilariously mocked Generation Z and its social media and dressing habits in a funny video that she posted to Instagram on Wednesday. In the video post, which she captioned by saying “Am I slaying this right?”, the star pretended to transform herself into a Gen Z girl.
Nailing it by presenting the whole thing in the most ridiculous way, Cox set the video to Sam Smith’s “Unholy,” the horrid song he performed while dressed as the devil at the Grammy’s, while rummaging around in her closet to find the “perfect” outfit. That “perfect” outfit was a tiny crop top and baggy jeans, nailing the dress style of sloppy Gen Zers.
Watch that here:
Courteney Cox Gives herself “Gen Z Girl” makeover in playful video. pic.twitter.com/QjdhdBkaVR
— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) February 24, 2023
The New York Post, describing the video, said:
The 58-year-old “Friends” actress featured herself browsing through pictures on Pinterest in a typically hilarious video posted to her Instagram this week.
“Look at these Gen-Z girls. So cute. I wanna do that,” she said.
The “Scream” queen then shows her getting ready in a trendy outfit while Sam Smith’s “Unholy” plays in the background.
Cox then films herself doing her makeup with fox-eye eyeliner and putting her hair in bubble-braid pigtails with two face-framing tendrils.
She completed the look with a Gen-Z inspired outfit — a crochet crop top with a mock neckline and several cutouts, paired with low-rise jeans and a dark navy tie-dyed blue hoodie.
Perhaps the best, and most scathing part of the video, came after she was done dressing as a Gen Zer. She then proceeded to stay true to form and in character by pretending to pose near her closet while taking ridiculous selfies.
As a Gen Zer, I can corroborate that she got it just right, perfectly capturing the gross, ridiculous way people dress and the absurd obsession with selfies and poses.
The video might have been her way of showing that she’s gotten over the vanity that she admitted dominated her life in her 50s, when she desperately tried to preserve her useful appearance by getting injections, as YahooLife recently reported, saying:
In a recent interview with the U.K. newspaper The Times, the Friends star opened up about the experience of aging, her “crazy” journey with injections and life in her late 50s.
“Oh God, it’s so hard to even hear or say. I can’t believe it,” she said, noting that she takes no issue with getting older but is in awe of how quickly her 60s are approaching.
“There’s nothing wrong with being 60, I just can’t believe it. Time goes so fast,” she said.
Over the years, Cox has become more in tune with what truly matters to her, a wisdom that comes with age, she says.
“There’s no question that I am more grounded, I’ve learnt so much in my life — what to enjoy, what to try to do more of and what to let go of,” she said.
But she admited that for a while, she struggled to accept the physical changes that accompany aging.
“There was a time when you go, ‘Oh, I’m changing. I’m looking older.’ And I tried to chase that [youthfulness] for years,” she said.
To assuage those feelings, Cox began getting injections in her face. But rather than finding the fountain of youth via injectables, Cox says she started to look “really strange.”
“I didn’t realize that, ‘Oh sh** I’m actually looking really strange with injections and doing stuff to my face that I would never do now,'” she said.
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