Matthew Perry didn’t always like the show Friends. The comedian and actor, who is 52 years old, is said to have complained about having to end his role as Chandler Bing for the last season of the hit sitcom.
In a recent interview on David Yontef’s podcast “Behind the Velvet Rope,” actor Danny Bonaduce said that Perry didn’t want to do the last season of the popular NBC show.
“He said, “I just can’t do it” about the last season of Friends. I won’t do it,” he said.” In the podcast episode aired on March 17, Bonaduce talked about how he felt. “But he did it already. This was a story about what he did after the fact.”
Matthew Perry’s “Friends” co-stars are “in a panic” about the release of his memoir because the actor felt like “the odd man out” on the set.
Perry is about to write his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, in which he will talk about his time on Friends and his complicated relationships with his co-stars. Bonaduce’s confession comes at the same time.
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A source has already said that Perry won’t hold anything back in his pages and that he will even talk about his long struggle with drug abuse and addiction.
“He’ll talk about his addictions, of course, and dispel rumors about his feelings for David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Courteney Cox, who played his TV wife,” the source said. “Matthew’s life on and off the Friends set wasn’t always a bed of roses, and Matt isn’t going to sugarcoat the hard times he went through with the cast.”
Another source told OK! that the cast of Friends wasn’t as close as people think. “Their characters were so close, but there was a lot of tension and jealousy between them in real life.”
The cast members started as a close-knit group, but by the second season, “there were powerful alliances.” “Matt was the only one who didn’t fit in.”