Matthew Perry Reflected on 'Special,' Unbreakable Bond with 'Friends' Costars Years After the Show

Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends, recently reflected on the special bond he shared with his co-stars years after the show ended. In an interview for HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion special, Perry expressed how the show had changed his life and was the time of his life. He also shared that the connection he had with his castmates was so strong that whenever they bumped into each other at social gatherings, they would spend the entire night together, leaving their other companions behind. This bond was further emphasized by Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, who got emotional while discussing their friendship with Perry. During the reunion, Perry's director, Ben Winston, praised him for his comedic talent and expressed his happiness and gratitude for working with such a talented individual. In his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, Perry opened up about his struggles with addiction during his time on the show. He credited his castmates for their understanding and support, comparing their bond to that of penguins who surround and prop up a sick or injured member until they can stand on their own.