While looking back to shoots days of ‘Friends’, the American Actress, Jennifer Aniston revealed that she never got to know about the ‘self-torture,’ Matthew Perry, her costar experienced on the set. While speaking to the media Aniston stated, “I wasn’t aware of Perry’s ‘self-torture’ while they filmed the hit series. She further mentioned, “I didn’t understand the level of anxiety and self-torture [that] was put on Matthew Perry if he didn’t get that laugh and the devastation that he felt. Which makes a lot of sense.”
Last month, the stars of Friends sat together for reconciliation in the show, ‘Friends: the Reunion special,’ presented by HBO Max. Notably, Aniston, Perry, Courtney Cox, Lisa, LeBlanc, and David reunited and shred their experiences and memories.
Mathew, 51 made a confession to his co-actors, at a point and stated, “To me, I felt like I was going to die if they didn’t laugh. And it’s not healthy, for sure. But I would sometimes say a line and they wouldn’t laugh and I would sweat and just go into convulsions. If I didn’t get the laugh I was supposed to get, I would freak out.”
Further, Lisa Kudrow, 57, questioned Perry and said, “You didn’t tell us that, though. I don’t remember you ever saying that.” Later, Mathew Perry, who played the role of Chandler, replied, “Oh, yeah. I felt like that every single night.”
On the other, Jennifer clarified those filming days as ‘just the greatest time in my life.’ She stated, “I’ve had so many gorgeous times in my life, but that was such a specific experience as an act creatively [and] how it affected all of our careers. We didn’t understand in those four walls of stage 24 the impact that it was having on the world, which was also, that was crazy. Talk about emotions.”
Furthermore, Aniston also mentioned, “To have an opportunity to land on people’s hearts all over the world, that’s kind of incredible, whether it was helping them with grief, mental illness, illness of any kind of disease, learning how to speak English. It’s just sort of a very … you can’t really explain it.”