In his upcoming memoir, Matthew Perry discussed how he persuaded Julia Roberts to appear in a “Friends” episode. According to reports, the actor tried to give flowers, but Roberts asked for a physics paper. Following Perry’s appearance on “Friends,” she disclosed that the two were dating. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! In a passage from his much awaited memoir, Matthew Perry related anecdotally about the lengths he went to in order to have Julia Roberts appear in a “Friends” episode.
Perry said that Roberts was offered a guest starring role as Susie Moss in the season two episode “The One After the Super Bowl, Part 2” in 1996 in his biography, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” Perry claims that Roberts stated she would only appear if she could assist him in his efforts.
She would only agree to the show if she could appear in my plot line, let me repeat that. (Was this a good year for me, or what?) But first, Perry writes in an excerpt published in The Sunday Times. : “I had to woo her.”
Three dozen roses and a message that said, “The only thing more thrilling than the thought of you doing the show is that I now have an excuse to send you flowers,” were included in Perry’s first attempt to convince the “Pretty Woman” actress, according to Perry.
According to his book, Roberts sarcastically retorted that Perry would have to ‘adequately explain quantum physics’ to her before she would agree to be in “Friends.”
‘Wow. First of all, I’m having a conversation with the person who developed lipstick, and I need to get to the library,” Perry added.
The actor claims that his persistence paid off and that his efforts convinced the actress known as “America’s sweetheart” to like him.
The next day, he writes, “I gave her a paper about wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, and entanglement, with only a little of it being metaphorical.” In addition to agreeing to participate in the show, Julia brought me a present of bagels, lots and plenty of bagels. Indeed, why not? Julia Roberts, fucking Roberts.
According to Perry’s memoir, the two kept in touch via flirtatious fax messages after she agreed to perform on the show. By the time we began filming the “Friends” Super Bowl episode, we would already be dating,” he wrote.
According to Perry’s book, they dated for two months before he dumped the actress because he lacked self-worth.
I had a nagging feeling that she would end our relationship. Why wouldn’t she? I was broken, bent, and unlovable; I was not enough and I could never be enough. Therefore, I broke up with the lovely and intelligent Julia Roberts rather than go through the agony of losing her, Perry said. ‘She might have thought herself slumming it with a TV guy, and TV guy was now breaking up with her. The confused expression on her face is beyond my ability to describe.
In the personal book, Perry also talks about his struggles with addiction and his friendships with people like Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc from the television show “Friends.”
The movie “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” will debut on November 1.