An sudden feud? Matthew Perry‘s historical past with Keanu Reeves turned a subject of dialog following the discharge of Mates, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor.
Within the memoir, which Perry launched in November 2022, the Mates alum seemingly threw shade at Reeves. “River [Phoenix] was a good looking man inside and outside — too stunning for this world, it turned out. It at all times appears to be the actually gifted guys who go down. Why is it that the unique thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, however Keanu Reeves nonetheless walks amongst us?” he wrote whereas addressing the loss of life of their mutual good friend.
The Canada native’s title resurfaced once more when Perry mentioned Chris Farley’s December 1997 loss of life, including, “I punched a gap by way of Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall after I came upon [about Farley’s death]. Keanu Reeves walks amongst us.”
Shortly after the excerpts made headlines, the 17 Once more actor issued an apology to Reeves. In his assertion, Perry famous that there wasn’t a particular cause why he selected the John Wick star — as a result of he simply wished to incorporate a “random” title.
Reeves, for his half, remained tight-lipped concerning the sudden point out in Perry’s memoir.
The Go On alum rose to stardom after bringing Chandler Bing to life on Mates. The sitcom, which ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004, additionally starred Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.
After publishing his e-book, Perry admitted that he didn’t count on his former costars to get their very own copy.
“Why would they learn it? I don’t know,” he informed GQ in October 2022. “As a result of, you realize, who cares? Addicts are going to care about this, and followers of Mates are going to care about this. However the forged shouldn’t be going to essentially care about this.”
On the time, a supply solely informed Us Weekly that Perry beforehand acquired assist from Aniston amid his private points. “She at all times took time to hearken to him, even when she was busy or had her personal points to cope with,” the insider shared, noting that Perry felt just like the “individuals who stood by him when the chips had been down” had been those who “saved his life” and “gave him the desire to hold on.”
Perry additionally beforehand praised the Morning Present star for displaying her assist, telling Diane Sawyer in October 2022, “She was the one which reached out essentially the most. I’m actually grateful to her for that.”
Scroll on for a breakdown of Reeves and Perry’s historical past: