Courteney Cox shares a throwback group photo of the Friends cast - before they were famous

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002 file photo, the stars of "Friends," from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the show won outstanding comedy series at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. The catchphrase-generating New York sitcom is the most popular show on U.K. streaming services, beating big-budget original productions from Netflix and Amazon it was announced on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

Former ‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox has shared a throwback snap of the 90s sitcom cast before they hit the big-time - and it’s getting a lot of love.

Cox, who played Monica Geller, sweetly captioned the 1994 photo with:

“The one where the six of us went to Vegas and no one knew we were F.R.I.E.N.D.S yet

#tbt #beforeitaired #lovetheseguys”

The image shows Cox on an airplane with Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.

Cox is so fond of the show that catapaulted her and her castmates to fame, her Instagram profile photo is an image of her character in a fat suit, which she would wear for flashbacks to Monica’s teenage years.

The post is all the more special as it hasn’t been shared publicly before.

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The photo shows the gang are sat together on a private plane, heading to Las Vegas.

They were being flown out for dinner in the glamorous city by the show's director James 'Jimmy' Burrows before the pilot episode of the show aired.

It was on this flight that the actors watched the first episode of the show.

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After the hour-long flight, they had dinner at Spago, a legendary 90s celebrity hotspot, according to writer Kelsey Miller in her book, ‘I'll Be There For You: The One About Friends’.

She wrote: “The whole group was overwhelmed and dazzled, itching to go out and do whatever it was that hot young television actors were supposed to do when they flew into Vegas on private jets.

“Then, in the middle of dinner, Burrows held up his hands and said what he'd brought them here to say: 'This is your last shot at anonymity.'

“This dinner, he told the cast, would be their last night out as ordinary people, their 'last fling' with normality, before the swarming fans descended.”

‘Friends’ premiered on American network NBC in a September 22, 1994 episode titled ‘The Pilot’, and its subsequent episodes started with 'The One Where ...' or 'The One with ...'.