Matthew Perry: I Was So ‘Dead Inside’ During The ‘Friends’ Finale, I ‘Felt Nothing’

Matthew Perry is admitting that he skilled the ultimate moments of his life-changing “Friends” profession a lot in a different way than his castmates.

In an excerpt from his new memoir “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” obtained by BuzzFeed Information, Perry mirrored on the shortage of emotion he felt the second the final episode of the beloved sitcom wrapped.

The last scene of the collection options all the essential characters in one of many present’s hottest units — Monica’s (Courteney Cox) house.

Within the emotional scene, movers are clearing out the remainder of Monica’s belongings because the characters replicate on all of the reminiscences they’ve had within the now-empty house. The rigidity of the scene is damaged by Perry’s snarky Chandler, who will get the ultimate line within the collection.

When Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) asks if everybody has a while to get some espresso — an exercise the group of buddies typically did at their hangout spot Central Perk — Chandler hilariously replies: “Sure! … Where?”

Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Inexperienced in a “Friends” solid picture from 1994.

“It was January 23, 2004,” Perry recollects in his memoir. “The keys on the counter, a guy who looked a lot like Chandler Bing said, ‘Where?’”

“‘Embryonic Journey’ by Jefferson Airplane played, the camera panned to the back of the apartment door, then Ben, our first AD, and very close friend, shouted for the last time, ‘That’s a wrap,’ and tears sprang from almost everyone’s eyes like so many geysers,” he writes.

However Perry says he wasn’t feeling the waterworks.

“We had made 237 episodes, including this last one, called, appropriately enough, ‘The Last One.’ Jennifer Aniston was sobbing — after a while, I was amazed she had any water left in her entire body. Even Matt LeBlanc was crying,” he writes. “But I felt nothing.”

“I couldn’t tell if that was because of the opioid buprenorphine I was taking, or if I was just generally dead inside,” he provides.

Perry has been open concerning the substance abuse issues he had all through the filming of “Friends.” In 2013, he revealed on ABC Information that he struggled with melancholy, alcohol and prescription drug abuse all through his tenure on the present.

“Mostly it was drinking, you know, and opiates,” Perry mentioned on the time. “I think I was pretty good at hiding it but, you know, eventually people were aware.”

Mathew Perry and Jennifer Aniston in 1998.
Mathew Perry and Jennifer Aniston in 1998.

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Apparently, those that have been conscious included his co-star Aniston, who, Perry revealed in October, confronted him about his consuming.

“Yeah, imagine how scary of a moment that was,” Perry informed Diane Sawyer. “She was the one who reached out the most. I’m really grateful to her for that.”

In his new memoir, Perry mentioned that, after the ultimate episode of “Friends” wrapped, he determined to go for a stroll with the remainder of the solid, crew and his girlfriend on the time across the Warner Bros lot. His last moments with these whom he labored with for thus lengthy echo the numbness he felt whereas others mourned the tip of the enduring sitcom.

“We said our various goodbyes, agreeing to see each other soon in the way that people do when they know it’s not true, and then we headed out to my car,” he concludes within the besides.


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