Matthew Perry Jokes About His Substantial ‘Friends’ Residuals


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May he be any extra profitable? Almost 20 years after Associates got here to an finish, Matthew Perry opened up about his residual revenue from the favored sitcom.

Throughout an episode of SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Stay, which was posted on Monday, October 31, host Andy Cohen requested Perry how a lot he nonetheless earns from Associates reruns.

“You talked with Diane Sawyer in regards to the resurgence of Associates over the previous few years, and it made me marvel. Are the Associates checks that are available at present, would you characterize them as bountiful checks?” the Bravo producer, 54, requested. “Or would you say it’s a trickle at this level?”

In response, the actor, 53, joked, “Properly, yesterday I purchased Iowa.” Perry famous that the checks are “not dangerous,” including, “They usually are available type of a textual content. ‘You simply made this.’ And I am going, ‘Oh, nice.’”

The Massachusetts native rose to stardom after bringing Chandler Bing to life on Associates. The sitcom, which ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004, additionally starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

Earlier this month, the 17 Once more star mirrored on his time enjoying Chandler amid his battle with dependancy.

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Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow on the ‘Associates’ Reunion Particular.
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“You may monitor the trajectory of my dependancy if you happen to gauge my weight from season to season — once I’m carrying weight, it’s alcohol; once I’m skinny, it’s drugs. When I’ve a goatee, it’s a lot of drugs,” he wrote in his memoir, Associates, Lovers & The Massive Horrible Factor. “Examine … how I look between the ultimate episode of season six and the primary of season seven — the Chandler-Monica proposal episodes.”

Perry continued: “I’m sporting the identical garments within the closing episode of six and the primary of seven [it’s supposed to be the same night], however I will need to have misplaced fifty kilos within the low season.”

In keeping with the Go On alum, his costars on Associates supported him on set amid his private points. “In nature, when a penguin is injured, the opposite penguins group round it and prop it up till it’s higher. That is what my costars on Associates did for me,” he detailed. “However nonetheless, the dependancy ravaged me. One time, in a scene within the coffeehouse once I’m wearing a swimsuit, I fell asleep proper there on the sofa, and catastrophe was averted solely when Matt LeBlanc nudged me awake proper earlier than my line; nobody seen, however I knew how shut I’d come.”

On the time, a supply completely informed Us Weekly that Aniston, 53, “at all times took time to hear” to Perry following the tip of Associates. “Matthew feels that these individuals who stood by him when the chips have been down, Jennifer included, saved his life with out query,” the insider added. “They gave him the desire to hold on and get wholesome, despite the fact that it took an enormous quantity of willpower of his personal.”