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

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Recast “Friends” With Gen Zers and We’ll Guess Your Relationship Status
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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!

Recast Friends 1 Who would you cast as Rachel?
Kiernan Shipka
Lili Reinhart
Zendaya
Gigi Hadid

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Recast Friends 2 In your opinion, which Gen Z actor could pull off being Ross?
Casey Cott
Ross Lynch
Timothée Chalamet
Damon J. Gillespie

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Recast Friends 3 Which actor would you put in Phoebe's role?
Sasha Pieterse
Jaz Sinclair
Shannon Purser
Billie Eilish

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Recast Friends 4 In your Gen Z version of "Friends," Monica would be played by ... ?
Camila Mendes
Amandla Stenberg
Selena Gomez
Ariel Winter

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Recast Friends 5 How you doin'? Who would you cast as Joey?
KJ Apa
Noah Centineo
Cody Christian
Jake T. Austin

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Recast Friends 6 Which funny actor could inhabit the role of Chandler Bing?
Cole Sprouse
Dylan O'Brien
Mitchel Musso
Evan Roderick

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Recast Friends 7 Can you suggest a Gen Z actor who could play Gunther?
Jason Ralph
Will Poulter
Kevin Jonas
David Mazouz

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Recast Friends 8 Which delightful lady would you get to play Janice?
Ashley Benson
Demi Lovato
Joey King
Beanie Feldstein

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Recast Friends 9 Who would play Mike, Phoebe's love interest?
Michael Angarano
Taylor Lautner
Austin Butler
Charlie Carver

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Recast Friends 10 Can you think of a good actor to play Carol, Ross's ex-wife?
Shay Mitchell
Debby Ryan
Florence Pugh
Maude Apatow

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Recast Friends 11 Who would be the right Gen Z actor to play Susan?
Lucy Hale
Amy Forsyth
Laura Marano
Tati Gabrielle

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Recast Friends 12 Which British actress should play Emily?
Saoirse Ronan
Daisy Ridley
Maisie Williams
Sophie Turner

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Recast Friends 13 Can you think of the right actor for the role of Dr. Richard?
Penn Badgley
Charlie Barnett
Eddie Redmayne
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Recast Friends 14 Who should play Julie?
Lana Condor
Amanda Zhou
Irene Choi
Storm Reid

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Recast Friends 15 Remember Tag? Who should play him?
Mason Dye
Isaac Hempstead Wright
Emjay Anthony
Keegan Allen

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Recast Friends 16 Who would you cast for the role of Charlie?
Ashleigh Murray
Normani
Vanessa Morgan
Yara Shahidi

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Recast Friends 17 For the role of Frank Buffay Jr., Phoebe's brother, who would you cast?
Tyler Posey
Alex Lawther
Ezra Miller
Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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Recast Friends 18 Jon Favreau played Pete in "Friends." Who is his Gen Z equivalent?
Noah Galvin
Adam Driver
Miles Teller
Sam Claflin

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Recast Friends 19 Who would make sense as Paolo?
John Boyega
Ross Butler
Eduardo Franco
Ki Hong Lee

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Recast Friends 20 For Kathy, which actress would work?
Seychelle Gabriel
Naomi Scott
Auli'i Cravalho
Troian Bellisario

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Recast Friends 21 In your opinion, who would make a great Eddie?
Jaden Smith
Skyler Gisondo
Cameron Monaghan
Caleb Landry Jones

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Recast Friends 22 Who would you cast as Fun Bobby?
Pete Davidson
Jack Gleeson
Robbie Amell
Tyler Blackburn

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Recast Friends 23 Christina Applegate played Rachel's sister Amy. Which Gen Z actor would you cast in her part?
Crystal Reed
Erinn Westbrook
Elle Fanning
Miley Cyrus

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Recast Friends 24 Who should play Richard's son Tim, originally played by Michael Vartan?
Joe Alwyn
Tanner Buchanan
Trezzo Mahoro
Nicholas Hamilton

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Recast Friends 25 Remember Ross's ex-best friend Will, who was played by Brad Pitt? Who would you cast as him?
Michael Provost
Justin Bieber
Ansel Elgort
Tom Holland

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Recast Friends 26 Who would you cast as Rachel's older boyfriend Paul?
Arjun Gupta
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ben McKenzie
Luke Evans

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Recast Friends 27 Reese Witherspoon played Rachel's sister Jill. Which Gen Z actor should play her in this reboot?
Madelaine Petsch
Holland Roden
Eliza Scanlen
Chloe Grace Moretz

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Recast Friends 28 Who's the ideal actress to play Ross's ex-girlfriend Mona?
Emily Osment
Abigail Cowen
Kristine Froseth
Hailey Bieber

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Recast Friends 29 Rachel's attractive coworker Mark caused tension between her and Ross. Which Gen Z actor should play him?
Charles Melton
Trevor Jackson
Harry Styles
Gavin Leatherwood

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Recast Friends 30 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?
Bella Thorne
Camila Cabello
Sofia Black D'Elia
Ariana Grande

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