A month after the publication of his memoirs, one of the actors of Amici, Matthew Perricontinues to shed light on how his addiction to drugs and alcohol greatly affected his time on the set of one of the most important series of the last century.
He did it in his book Friends, lovers and the big awful thing (Friends, lovers and the big awful thing).
The story of “Friends” the legendary TV series of the 90s that after 10 successful seasons stopped filming due to the wear of the six protagonists, which followed disparate paths, is more than known. Matthew Perry, one of that sextet of actors who achieved worldwide fame.
Perry played Chandler Bing, one of the funniest and most endearing characters on the show.. However, the actor’s life was very different from that of his fictional character once the lights went out on set.
The problems of Matthew Perry, from Friends
The actor struggled with his addiction to drugs and alcohol for many years. Is that after the fame obtained for his interpretation in Friends, Perry plunged into a deep depression.
Matthew Perry has revealed the heartbreaking reason he never watched ‘Friends’ after crying as he recalled dealing with addiction ‘while the other five didn’t’.
Matthew’s addiction, which led to serious medical complications, came to light while he was a 24-year-old cast member of friends. She starred alongside David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in unprecedented success.
Discussing the realities of playing the funny Chandler as he deals with the “illness” of addiction behind the scenes, Matthew – who recently sat down with the CBC to discuss his experience in detail – he noted that although he struggled in real life, he also made sure his character “didn’t change”.
Addictions by Matthew Perry
“I made it a rule not to drink or do drugs while working,” Matthew said. “Because I respected the five people I worked with too much. So I never got drunk while working.”
However, Matthew recalled going to work “extremely hungover”. She admitted, “There came a time when I was shaking so badly that if I went from the shelf to the table, I had to do it quickly and put my hand on the table to keep from shaking. It went so badly.”
“But Chandler, my character, never changed, the script never changed,” he added.. “It was my ability to cope with this addiction that I didn’t understand.”
Why Matthew Perry can no longer see “Friends”.
Matthew admitted that “Noor you can watch the series again” because you can identify exactly which substances you took in which seasons.
“I was on 55 Vicodin a day, weighed 130 lbs, was in friends seen by 30 million people – and that’s why I can’t watch the show, because I was brutally thin,” she said.
“I didn’t see the show and I didn’t see it, because I could go drink, opiates, drink, cocaine,” he added later. “I could tell season after season by how I looked. That’s why I don’t want to see it, because that’s what I see.”
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