Matthew Perry, famous for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit TV show Friends, reflected on the special bond he shared with his costars years after the show ended. Perry, who sadly passed away at the age of 54, expressed his gratitude for the life-changing experience the show brought him. During HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion special, Perry became emotional as he described the enduring connection he had with his Friends castmates. He explained that whenever they bumped into each other at parties or social gatherings after the show ended, they would spend the entire night talking and reconnecting.
He acknowledged the special bond they shared and how it continued to shape their lives. Perry's castmates, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, agreed with his sentiments. Aniston and Cox became emotional themselves, further emphasizing the deep bond they all had. The connection they shared was so strong that it took precedence over other social obligations. Ben Winston, the co-director of the reunion special, praised Perry for his talent and wit. Winston expressed his admiration for working with such a brilliant and funny man.
In his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, which was published in November 2022, Perry opened up about his struggles with addiction, even during his time on the show. He credited his castmates with being understanding and supportive throughout his journey. Perry likened their support to how penguins surround and prop up an injured member of their group until they can stand on their own. Matthew Perry cherished the unbreakable bond he had with his Friends costars. The show not only shaped his life but also created lifelong friendships that transcended their time on screen.