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Marcel Monkey from 'Friends' is now ruling small screens with 'Y: The Last Man'

David Schwimmer as Ross with Marcel in a still from 'Friends'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 19, 2019, 10.13 AM (IST)

The iconic series 'Friends' not just catapulted the six lead actors to stardom but made other cast members popular faces on TV and films as well, including Marcel the monkey. 

Ross Geller`s iconic friend is still around and is winning over hearts with her performance on the small screens!

Katie is actually a female monkey but is starring as a male in a new television adaption of the novel `Y: The Last Man` alongside actor Barry Keoghan.

When John Landgraf, FX network CEO, saw Marcel on the show, he instantly recognised her. Discussing the same with The Hollywood Reporter, he said, "I recognize Jennifer Aniston, I recognize Courteney Cox and I recognize that monkey!"

"There`s nothing like a really experienced actor who knows how to hit their marks!" he added.

The story of the show follows Keoghan as Yorick Brown who is the last surviving man on Earth.He is set out on a mission to find out why the male population has been wiped out. His primate companion, Ampersand (Katie), is the only other male mammal to have survived the plague on the planet.

Katie`s trainer confirmed her age and said that she is in her late 20s and being a capuchin monkey, she can live up to 40 years of age.
The iconic monkey couldn`t have skipped people`s gaze and as soon as it happened, people on Twitter started sharing their glee on recognising her.

One user compared her to the legendary actress Meryl Streep and tweeted, "I mean she`s Meryl Streep of her field. Who else is it gonna be?"

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The iconic show will be completing 25 years in September year and Warner Bros has planned month-long celebrations for fans. The show will also be screened at select theatres across USA. 

(With inputs from ANI)