Working With Matthew Perry Was a ‘Nightmare’

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Placing on a present. Elizabeth Hurley recalled what it was actually like working alongside Matthew Perry amid his dependancy battle.

“I’ve very fond reminiscences of him,” Hurley, 57, advised Yahoo! Leisure on Wednesday, November 9, earlier than reflecting on their 2002 rom-com, Serving Sara. “To be sincere, it was a nightmare working with him at the moment and, because it’s now identified, our film was shut down due to his dependancy.”

The Royals alum defined: “We have been in a power majeure and needed to all sit at residence twiddling our thumbs for a while.”

Perry, 53, detailed his ups and downs with medicine in his 2022 memoir Pals, Lovers and the Huge Horrible Factor. Within the e-book, which hit shops on November 1, the Pals alum revealed that manufacturing on Serving Sara was halted so he might go to rehab.

He claimed that each Hurley and their director, Reginald Hudlin, have been “pissed off” over the shutdown, which he utterly understood.

Elizabeth Hurley: 'Serving Sara' Set With Matthew Perry Was a 'Nightmare
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“That was just a little robust,” the English actress stated on Wednesday, noting that when Perry returned to set “he was fabulous.” Hurley recalled the 17 Once more actor having to “revoice all the things that we shot earlier than” his two-month keep on the rehabilitation middle.

The Odd Couple alum, for his half, defined in his e-book that he rerecorded the film dialogue as a result of he was slurring his phrases the primary time round. “In fact, the film tanked anyway,” Perry wrote. “I used to be paid $3.5 million to do the film and I bought sued for the shutdown, regardless that it was a well being situation. On the mediation desk a staff of insurance coverage flacks confronted me down, so I simply wrote them a verify for $650,000.”

Hurley defined on Wednesday that she was conscious on the time that her costar was struggling. “It was robust, clearly he was having a troublesome time, however he was nonetheless very charming and a beautiful particular person to work with,” she advised the outlet. “However you might see he was struggling for positive.”

The Christmas in Paradise star defined that whereas she hasn’t “really learn the e-book but,” she has seemed over excerpts from Perry’s memoir.

“It’s fairly fascinating,” Hurley stated of the tell-all. “He’s a really humorous author like he’s a really humorous man. He’s an extremely gifted comic … his means with phrases is improbable.”

In 1997, Perry bought hooked on Vicodin after he was concerned in a jet snowboarding accident on a movie set. He later turned hooked on OxyContin following surgical procedure he had for a colon explosion.

His wrestle to remain sober lasted for many years — and affected his profession and private life. In his memoir, the Go On alum revealed that he was solely completely sober for one season of Pals, which ran from 1994 to 2004.

“Individuals could be stunned to know that I’ve largely been sober since 2001,” he wrote within the e-book, confessing that he’d spent an “upward of $7 million attempting to get sober.”

Perry added: “I’ve been to 6 thousand AA conferences. (Not an exaggeration, extra an informed guess.) I’ve been to rehab fifteen instances. I’ve been in a psychological establishment, gone to remedy twice every week for thirty years, been to demise’s door.”