Matthew Perry Clarifies Friends ‘Reunion’

Matthew Perry has clarified his involvement in the 'Friends' 'reunion' of the 'Friends' next month.
Matthew Perry has clarified his involvement in the 'Friends' 'reunion' next month. Photo: Supplied.

Recent rumors of a Friends reunion have been put to rest much to the dismay of millions of fans.

The global phenomenon that was the US sitcom Friends came to an end in 2004. This is a lifetime ago for viewers who felt like they had become true friends with Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Pheobe Buffay, Ross Geller, Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing.

Contrary to the rumors, a fully-fledged reunion has been set straight. Chandler Bing’s character, Matthew Perry, appeared on The Graham Norton Show last week.

Perry made it very clear that the whole idea of this Friends ‘reunion’ is essentially just the cast participating in a larger TV event.

“It’s not the reunion everyone is hoping for – they are celebrating Jim Burrows, who was a director of Friends,” he explained. “The other five are going to be on this special, and I am going to introduce them from London. I’m doing a play here, so I can’t be there.”

Perry has written and will star in a play called The End Of Longing, which opens in London in February.

The TV special will be held on February 21 to commemorate the life of James Burrows, who directed more than 50 television pilots, including Friends, and co-created Cheers.

All of the Friends cast, minus Perry, will appear together on the special – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer. Perry will appear in a pre-taped segment.

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Samuel O'Flaherty