Courteney Cox Works With Ex, David Arquette, in Directorial Debut

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Courteney Cox and David Arquette appear to be following Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin with their amicable split.The Friends star and her ex divorced in 2013. He is remarried and she is engaged to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid. It's not so much what Cox and Arquette do in their personal lives that might remind fans of Paltrow and Martin. The two work amicably--and creatively--in their professional lives as well.

Courteney Cox recently made her directorial debut with a film called Just Before I Go. One of the stars she directed was none other than ex-husband David Arquette.

“I love David’s performance in the movie,” Courteney Cox, whose drama is now available across all digital platforms including iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, told said in an interview with Us Weekly. “It’s so nice to direct someone you know so well because you know their go-tos and you know what they fall back on…I really liked working with him. David was really open--all the actors were--they really put a lot of trust in me, which was great.”

Cox is beyond excited about her new skill.

“I love it more than anything,” she said. “I’m directing a video for a band right now called Kodaline. They’re amazing. My fiancé [Johnny McDaid] had produced a track with them and when they were doing it at the studio, I said, ‘Guys, I have to direct this video.’ I felt it, I saw it.”

Courteney Cox is actively seeking a new major film to direct, too.

"I’m just looking right now, reading, and I have no idea what I want to do next, but I want it to be a character piece of some sort,” she explains. “I don’t know if it’ll be a comedy or a drama--I also love thrillers! I’m open.”

Will you check out Courteney Cox's directorial debut, Just Before I Go, and see how David Arquette performs under his ex-wife's direction?

Courteney Cox and David Arquette are the parents of one child, Coco Arquette, who is 10 years old. It is no doubt very grounding for her to observe her divorced parents' healthy relationship.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.