Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry, photographed at the Venice Family Clinic's 33rd Annual Silver Circle Gala in Beverly Hills, California, on March 9, 2015, has found a way to be a part of the upcoming "Friends" reunion. Getty Images


  • Matthew Perry thinks addicts and "Friends" fans will care about his memoir, but the cast won't
  • He believed mentioning his crush on Aniston in the book would make the actress feel flattered
  • Perry found Aniston beautiful and great, but he ended his feelings for her when she married Brad Pitt

Matthew Perry doesn't think his "Friends" co-stars would care enough to read his memoir.

Perry, 53, doesn't think his co-stars in the hit NBC sitcom will be interested in his memoir "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing." According to him, none of them, besides Lisa Kudrow, who wrote the foreword, read his memoir, and he doesn't expect that to change.

"Why would they read it? I don't know. Because, you know, who cares? Addicts are going to care about this, and fans of 'Friends' are going to care about this. But the cast is not going to really care about this," Perry told GQ in an interview published Thursday.

The cast of "Friends," including the six major stars — Perry, Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc — met again for a reunion that aired in May 2021. Perry played Chandler Bing on the show that ran for 10 years.

In the book, he also revealed he had a crush on one of his co-stars, Aniston. According to him, they met three years before "Friends," and he had asked her out, but she declined. When they worked together on the sitcom, he realized he still had feelings for her.

"I realized that I was still crushing badly on Jennifer Aniston," he wrote. "Our hellos and goodbyes became awkward. And then I'd ask myself, How long can I look at her? Is three seconds too long?"

In the interview, Perry was asked if the "Murder Mystery" actress knew how he felt for her. "No," he said.

When asked what Aniston's reaction would be if she would discover it, Perry believed that she would be "flattered" and "she'll understand."

"That was a fun crush that never really was taken seriously," Perry said, "because of a ridiculous disinterest from her. And it wasn't like I longed for her. I just thought she was beautiful and great, and so I had this kind of little-kid crush on her. And then it waned, you know. After she got married, I was like, well, that's it, I'm ending this crush right here and now."

Aniston started dating Brad Pitt before "Friends" Season 5. They got married on June 29, 2000, but divorced in 2005.

Meanwhile, Kudrow shared in the introduction that Perry's story was the "first time [she heard] what living and surviving his addiction really was."

"Matthew has told me some things, but not in this kind of detail. He's now letting us into Matthew's head and heart in honest and very exposed detail," she wrote in part.

Perry shared his struggles due to addiction, including being in a coma for two weeks and spending months in the hospital, in his book. He waited until he was sober and safe before he decided to share his story in hopes of helping those going through the same issues.

"I had to wait until I was pretty safely sober — and away from the active disease of alcoholism and addiction — to write it all down. And the main thing was, I was pretty certain that it would help people," he explained to People.

"Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing" will hit shelves on Nov. 1.

Cast members of "Friends" Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
Cast members of "Friends" presenting the Best Supporting Actor and Actress for a Comedy Series at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards. Michael Caulfield/WireImage via Getty Images