Our eternal Chandler Bing of Friends, Matthew Perry will release on November 17 his book Friends, Lovers, and Big Terrible Thing. In this book, he will reveal a lot of secrets about the Friends series but will focus on the hard stage he lived due to his addictions.
Our beloved actor went through a very dark stage where he struggled with alcohol and drugs. And even though Matthew Perry was at his lowest point of health four years ago, he knew how to recover, and now he dares to tell us about his process.
When was this hard stage for Matthew Perry?
Although Matthew Perry was seen laughing and playing his role in Friends perfectly. The truth is that he was at his lowest point. One of the ugliest stages of addiction took place during the filming of season 7 in the wedding episodes of Chandler and Monica.
“I married Monica and they took me back to the rehab center. At my highest point in Friends, at the highest point of my career, at the iconic moment of the series… he was in a van driven by a sober driver,” the actor said in an interview with The New York Times.
Therefore, we cannot judge a person’s life by the role they play. And this only makes us realize the tremendous capacity and talent of the actor, to fulfill perfectly with his role. Despite having been battling an addiction and lifestyle that could have cost him his life four years ago.
Cameron Diaz’s slap
Matthew Perry has found everything in his book. And it reveals the harsh reality of what his life has been. But also of different experiences that are now remembered with laughter. One of his revelations that surprised us the most was that Cameron Diaz slapped him in the face after they had a date.
According to actor Perry’s account, he and the actress met in 2007 after her split with Justin Timberlake. However, the story behind the slap is not as we all imagined. Because the event happened accidentally when they were playing Pictionary. And Diaz accidentally punched him in the face while moving his arm to point. To which Perry reacted mockingly by saying “Are you kidding me? ‘
However, even though both actors had a date, Matthew Perry admitted that Diaz was never interested in him. So, their relationship, to this day, remains strictly friendly and as acting colleagues.
Perry’s other loves with celebrities
Matthew Perry dated on screen and in real life, was with Julia Roberts. However, “Dating Julia Roberts was too much for me (…) I was sure she was going to break up with me,” he confessed, assuring that he was the one who was determined to step forward to break up with her.
“Instead of facing the inevitable agony of losing her, I broke up with the beautiful, brilliant Julia Roberts. I can’t describe the confused expression on his face,” the book’s author said. Something that, if you think about it, is something very sad after having conquered it with many bouquets.
“The only thing more exciting than the idea of you doing the show is that I finally have an excuse to send you flowers,” she explains. After it was stated that the actress would be part of a series of episodes on Friends. With the only condition that it be part of Chandler’s story. Once again, Perry shows us that he was a heartthrob in his youth.