actor Matthew PerryChandler Bing’s sarcastic, emotionally awkward character in the popular sitcom Friends brought him unparalleled popularity. The actor recently revealed that several years before he appeared on the show, he once asked Jennifer Aniston, but the latter just wanted to remain friends with her. They later worked together in Friends.
According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, Mathew wrote in the book how he felt when he met Jennifer. The actor wrote, “I was immediately taken in by her (how could I not?) and liked it, and I understood she was curious too – maybe it was going to be something. At that point I had to do two jobs a day.” Miley – one was Heywire, America’s funniest home video-type show, and the other was a sitcom. So I called Jennifer and I said, ‘You’re the first person I wanted to tell this!'”
Although the actor writes that he may have been too strong, he eventually asked her out, only to be refused. He wrote, “Looking back, it was clear that it made her feel like I liked her too much or unfairly… and I only compounded the error by asking her out. She declined (thereby actually making out with her). It got too hard to leave), but she said she’d love to be friends with me, and I blurted out the compound, ‘We can’t be friends!'”
The actor further revealed that his feelings for Jennifer eventually “disappeared in the hot flashes of the show,” “that, and his deafening lack of interest,” he wrote.
In a recent interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC News, Matthews said that anyone can have a crush on his co-stars Jennifer, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. He said, “How can you not have crushes on Jenny, and Courtney, and Lisa? So it made it hard to go to work because I had to pretend I didn’t have these crushes.”
Matthew’s memoir will be released on November 1, which not only tells about his journey in Friends, but also about his health, personal life and career.