The entertainment world is still feeling the aftershock of the sudden death of Matthew Perry at the age of 54, and some of his Friends co-stars are finally breaking their silence on the loss of their real life and TV friend.
Shortly after it was announced that the actor who played the beloved Chandler Bing had passed away, the surviving main cast of Friends came together to put out a joint statement. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer put out a heartfelt tribute saying:
“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.
In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”
‘Friends’ stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer issue joint statement following the death of Matthew Perry:
"We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so… pic.twitter.com/ggdL4fLY3b
As they said above, the cast wanted to share more in time, and it seems as though that time has already come. Friends co-star Matt LeBlanc shared a message about Matthew Perry on his social media accounts earlier today, calling him one of his best friends and saying that the times he shared on screen with Perry were some of the best moments of his life.
And we now also get to hear from Courteney Cox, who played Perry’s love interest Monica Geller in the uberly popular 90’s sitcom. Cox decided to share one of her favorite moments that her and Perry shared on the show, and anyone that calls themselves a Friends fan will immediately recognize the pivotal moment of the show.
Before anyone knew that Chandler and Monica were official, Cox’s brother in the show (Ross Geller) played by David Schwimmer almost busted them when he burst into Chandler’s London hotel room. The scene is a classic segment from the show, and Cox shared some insight and behind-the-scenes details about the memorable moment:
“I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day. When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites.
To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story.
In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say. He often did things like that. He was funny and he was kind.”