How the ‘Friends’ Cast Feels About Matthew Perry’s Bombshell Book

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They’ll be there for him. Matthew Perry didn’t maintain again in his new memoir, however his Mates castmates weren’t bothered by his candor.

“[They’re] all very supportive and pleased with him to be coming clear and giving himself closure in so many areas,” an insider solely reveals within the new difficulty of Us Weekly. “There was a wariness within the build-up to the discharge for positive, that he could have spilled much more embarrassing secrets and techniques than he did.”

The Go On alum, 53, wrote intimately about his time on the NBC sitcom in Mates, Lovers, and the Large Horrible Factor, which hit cabinets on Tuesday, November 1. Whereas he divulged loads of behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Mates, most of his anecdotes had been about his battle with drug and alcohol abuse.

“Regardless of his upbeat perspective, there’s nonetheless a way of underlying nervousness since he’s thrown his coronary heart and soul into this venture,” the supply provides of Perry. “Going into a lot element about his darkest days and sharing these secrets and techniques he held onto for all these years has been no simple course of. However he’s very proud of the way it’s all turning out.”

The Complete 9 Yards star revealed that he was solely sober for one season of Mates, which aired from 1994 to 2004. “You’ll be able to observe the trajectory of my habit if you happen to gauge my weight from season to season — after I’m carrying weight, it’s alcohol; after I’m skinny, it’s capsules,” the Odd Couple alum wrote. “When I’ve a goatee, it’s plenty of capsules.”

How Matthew Perry's 'Friends' Castmates Feel About His Bombshell Memoir

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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 opposite penguins group round it and prop it up till it’s higher,” he defined within the memoir. “That is what my costars on Mates did for me.”

In an interview with Diane Sawyer, the 17 Once more actor famous that Aniston, 53, was a specific supply of consolation. “She was the one which reached out essentially the most,” he stated final month. “I’m actually grateful to her for that.”

Perry additionally revealed that the Morning Present actress was the primary particular person on Mates who confronted him about his consuming. “Think about how scary a second that was,” he added.

Final month, an insider informed Us that the Dumplin’ star “all the time took time to pay attention” to Perry amid his habit battle. “Matthew feels that these individuals who stood by him when the chips had been down, Jennifer included, saved his life with out query,” the supply added. “They gave him the need to hold on and get wholesome, although it took an enormous quantity of willpower of his personal.”

For extra on how the Mates forged reacted to Perry’s memoir, watch the video above and choose up the brand new difficulty of Us Weekly, on stands now.