Matthew Perry is among the most loved actors in Hollywood. The actor played the role of Chandler Bing in the American sitcom Friends for almost ten years. Perry has been the topic of headlines for the past few weeks for his latest memoir. In his memoir, the Friends star has made several revelations about his personal life, work, and struggle with substance addiction. The book takes a deep dive into Perry’s life and reveals some of the secrets of the 17 Again star.
A recently released excerpt from the book revealed Perry’s feelings towards the Hollywood star Keanu Reeves. It has taken fans by surprise, as the Go On star did not have anything better to say for Reeves. Keanu Reeves fans were not happy with this mention. And after the backlash on social media, Matthew Perry has apologized to The Matrix star.
Matthew Perry Says He is a Big Fan of Keanu Reeves
Matthew Perry has apologized to the Constantine star after he expressed his feelings towards him. Perry has released a statement saying that he is a big fan of Keanu Reeves, and he just chose a random name to include in the book.
He said, “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologize. I should have used my own name instead.”
The apology comes after Matthew Perry mentions Reeves in his memoir with the statement, “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”
Matthew Perry has not worked with Keanu Reeves in any movie or show. However, River Phoenix was a long-time friend of Keanu Reeves and the duo also starred in the 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho.
Matthew Perry Reveals His Bitter Feelings For Keanu Reeves in His Memoir
In his memoir, Perry mentioned how he became good friends with River Phoenix while working on A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon in 1988. Further talking about the Phoenix, the Serving Sara star said that he cried when he heard the news. “It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down,” Matthew Perry said. River Phoenix passed away in 1993 due to a drug overdose.
He further said, “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”
He also shared how he coped with losing his other friend in 1997. Chris Farley also became a victim of a drug overdose. Perry and Chris Farley were working on Almost Heroes together.
Perry shared, “I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us.”
Perry shared that he was horrified by the thought of promoting the film without the late actor. He said, “I found myself publicly discussing his death from drugs and alcohol. I was high the entire time.”
The Odd Couple star once again mentioned the Reeves while talking about Farley’s death. Other than these two mentions, the excerpt provides no further details about why Reeves’ name appears in it. Keanu Reeves himself has not said anything on the topic yet.
Matthew Perry’s memoir ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,’ is expected to release on November 1, 2022.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter