Recast “Friends” With Gen Zers and We’ll Guess Your Relationship Status

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By: Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

It is a truth universally acknowledged that "Friends" appeals to people of all ages. From Boomers to Zoomers, everyone is charmed by Joey, annoyed by Ross, fascinated by Phoebe and slightly jealous of Rachel. We love to laugh at Chandler, empathize with Monica and hope against hope that Rachel will give Gunther a shot. Even less prominent characters, such as Janice, Mike and Charlie, have earned our affection, while one-episode characters like Fun Bobby and Dr. Tim Burke have somehow won a permanent place in our hearts.

If they rebooted "Friends" today, most people would probably start streaming it immediately. But which young actors could take the places of Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Courteney Cox? If you have strong opinions on this casting question, you're going to love this quiz! 

We're going to ask you to recast "Friends" completely, from the main roles to the celebrity guest stars. Race and appearance are not the important factors here — instead, we want you to consider acting ability, previous experience and (most crucially) the actor's general vibe. 

To make it even more challenging, we're only considering Gen Z actors for these parts. You'll see names you recognize from shows like "Riverdale," "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," as well as some lesser-known folks. As a bonus, at the end of the quiz we'll tell you what your choices say about the state of your love life.🤭 

Are you ready to create a version of "Friends" that could easily air on the CW? Let's get quizzing!

Who would you cast as Rachel?

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In your opinion, which Gen Z actor could pull off being Ross?

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Which actor would you put in Phoebe's role?

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In your Gen Z version of "Friends," Monica would be played by ... ?

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How you doin'? Who would you cast as Joey?

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Which funny actor could inhabit the role of Chandler Bing?

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Can you suggest a Gen Z actor who could play Gunther?

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Which delightful lady would you get to play Janice?

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Who would play Mike, Phoebe's love interest?

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Can you think of a good actor to play Carol, Ross's ex-wife?

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Who would be the right Gen Z actor to play Susan?

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Which British actress should play Emily?

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Can you think of the right actor for the role of Dr. Richard?

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Who should play Julie?

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Remember Tag? Who should play him?

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Who would you cast for the role of Charlie?

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For the role of Frank Buffay Jr., Phoebe's brother, who would you cast?

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Jon Favreau played Pete in "Friends." Who is his Gen Z equivalent?

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Who would make sense as Paolo?

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For Kathy, which actress would work?

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In your opinion, who would make a great Eddie?

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Who would you cast as Fun Bobby?

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Christina Applegate played Rachel's sister Amy. Which Gen Z actor would you cast in her part?

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Who should play Richard's son Tim, originally played by Michael Vartan?

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Remember Ross's ex-best friend Will, who was played by Brad Pitt? Who would you cast as him?

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Who would you cast as Rachel's older boyfriend Paul?

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Reese Witherspoon played Rachel's sister Jill. Which Gen Z actor should play her in this reboot?

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Who's the ideal actress to play Ross's ex-girlfriend Mona?

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Rachel's attractive coworker Mark caused tension between her and Ross. Which Gen Z actor should play him?

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Christina Ricci, Mimi Lieber, Marla Sokoloff, Drea de Matteo, Holly Gagnier, Lisa Maris, Dena Miceli and Alex Meneses played the Tribbiani sisters. Who could play one of Joey's sisters now?

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