They’ll be there for him. Matthew Perry didn’t maintain again in his new memoir, however his Friends castmates weren’t bothered by his candor.
“[They’re] all very supportive and proud of him to be coming clean and giving himself closure in so many areas,” an insider solely reveals within the new problem of Us Weekly. “There was a wariness in the build-up to the release for sure, that he may have spilled a lot more embarrassing secrets than he did.”
The Go On alum, 53, wrote intimately about his time on the NBC sitcom in Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, which hit cabinets on Tuesday, November 1. While he divulged loads of behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Friends, most of his anecdotes have been about his battle with drug and alcohol abuse.
“Despite his upbeat attitude, there’s still a sense of underlying nervousness since he’s thrown his heart and soul into this project,” the supply provides of Perry. “Going into so much detail about his darkest days and sharing those secrets he held onto for all these years has been no easy process. But he’s very happy with how it’s all turning out.”
The Whole Nine Yards star revealed that he was solely sober for one season of Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004. “You can track the trajectory of my addiction if you gauge my weight from season to season — when I’m carrying weight, it’s alcohol; when I’m skinny, it’s pills,” the Odd Couple alum wrote. “When I have a goatee, it’s lots of pills.”
Perry famous that his castmates — Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer — all supplied him assist throughout his darkest instances. “In nature, when a penguin is injured, the other penguins group around it and prop it up until it’s better,” he defined within the memoir. “This is what my costars on Friends did for me.”
In an interview with Diane Sawyer, the 17 Again actor famous that Aniston, 53, was a specific supply of consolation. “She was the one that reached out the most,” he mentioned final month. “I’m really grateful to her for that.”
Perry additionally revealed that the Morning Show actress was the primary particular person on Friends who confronted him about his ingesting. “Imagine how scary a moment that was,” he added.
Last month, an insider advised Us that the Dumplin’ star “always took time to listen” to Perry amid his habit battle. “Matthew feels that these people who stood by him when the chips were down, Jennifer included, saved his life without question,” the supply added. “They gave him the will to carry on and get healthy, even though it took a huge amount of willpower of his own.”
For extra on how the Friends forged reacted to Perry’s memoir, watch the video above and decide up the brand new problem of Us Weekly, on stands now.