I don’t see the cast of Friends as often as I should


Matthew Perry will always hold his friends in his heart.

The Friends star, 53, loves his pals so much he wishes he could see his co-stars more often.

The actor gushed about his old castmate Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the cast from his hit sitcom at GQ’s Men of the Year party on Thursday.

He specifically singled out Aniston, also 53, who said, “Wonderful, she’s amazing,” on the red carpet, according to an Access Hollywood chat.

“We don’t see each other that often. I wish the group would see each other more,” Perry said, before adding of Aniston, “But she’s the greatest.”

The ‘Serving Sara’ actor recently released his new memoir ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,’ in which he talks about his career and his drug and alcohol addictions.

In his book, he wrote about how his health affected his time on the ’90s NBC sitcom.

Matthew Perry and the cast of Friends then (inset left) and during the 2021 reunion on HBO (right).

The Canadian native noted how his co-stars Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox supported him throughout the show as he battled his vices.

“They were understanding and patient,” he told People ahead of the release of his memoir last month. “It’s like penguins. In nature, when one is sick or very injured, the other penguins surround and support them and run around until that penguin can walk on their own. And that’s what the cast did for me.

“I figured being funny all the time was how I was going to get by,” he recalled. “I thought [‘Friends’] wanted to fix everything. It didn’t.”

Courteney Cox Arquette 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 Green - (Photo by Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Friends cast: Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani (clockwise from far left), Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, and Courteney Cox as Monica Geller.
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According to a recent interview with Diane Sawyer, Perry also admitted how “Along Came Polly” actress Aniston confronted him about his sobriety after she smelt alcohol on him.

“She was the one who came forward the most,” Perry said during his conversation with the veteran journalist.

While drinking during his run on Friends, Perry explained he tried to keep his issues a secret from his castmates – until one day they confronted him in his dressing room.

“I thought I hid it so well,” he explained. “But I wasn’t able to stop.”


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