Everyone loves Courteney Cox because she played kooky, neurotic Monica Geller on Friends. But what many don't know is that Cox has struggled with retaining her youth for a long time.
The small screen star participated in Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which aired last night on NBC. In between scaling Irish cliffs and attempting to eat whatever the hell Grylls captured for dinner, Cox opened up about fame, and chasing the fountain of youth.
"Getting older is not the easiest thing. But I have learned lessons," Cox told Grylls.
"I was trying to keep up with getting older and trying to chase that. It's something you can't keep up with. The more you relax with it and the less you try..."
Admittedly, I began to notice Cox's appearance become more strained as the seasons went by on Friends.
It was clear that she had work done, and quite frankly, it was tough to focus on much else whenever the camera cut to her too-tight face.
"Sometimes you find yourself trying and then you look at a picture of yourself and you go 'oh god, i look horrible,'" she told Grylls during their impromptu therapy session in the great outdoors.
"I have done things that I regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away. So that's good because it's not always been my best look."
Cox is working to overcome the fear of getting old, and is trying to let the universe figure out how she'll age.
"Now I have a new motto, let it be,'" she said, although she admits that fame can be a nasty beast.
"I don't feel burdened by it but people can be mean on social media," Cox confessed.
"Certain parts about getting older are fantastic, watching my daughter, [Coco] go through the game of life."
Watch Cox get real about life as a celebrity in the clip below.