Started by Rizla, October 29, 2023, 01:28:47 AM
Quote from: oggyraiding on October 29, 2023, 10:16:56 AMThe Matthew Perry thing that stands out to me is that he was a huge fan of Fallout 3, even gifting a copy of it to Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show. His fan status got him cast as a major character in Fallout New Vegas. He was absolutely atrocious. Flat delivery, felt like he was reading the words straight from the script for the first time. It just struck me as bizarre as he was obviously a fan of the games, and it must have felt good to be part of a sequel, then he just does a shit job. Not sure if he was on drugs at the time.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on October 29, 2023, 01:24:06 AMThe One About This place getting into proper DSMO cuntitude.
Quote from: Good Hank on October 29, 2023, 10:53:27 AMChandler was the one role they couldn't fill. I think they saw *everyone* for it, and were going to give it to one his his best mates, but the actor in question asked Perry what he should do, go for Friends where he'd be part of an ensemble, or lead another. IIRC he considered sabotaging him, but the guy chose his own sitcom.
Quote from: Rizla on October 29, 2023, 09:42:32 AMTributes pouring in from his "Friends"co-stars. Matt le blanc (Joey) said "how YOU dyin?"
Quote from: madhair60 on October 29, 2023, 10:34:29 AMwould you go so far as to say you are happy with the events as they have transpired?
Quote from: Blue Jam on October 29, 2023, 10:44:10 AMIn his book he comes across as someone who really wanted to be a leading man but was frustrated that he didn't quite have the looks for it. It seems he was jealous of Matt LeBlanc, and of course Keanu Reeves. He may have had more success as a character actor but it sounds like he would never have been truly satisfied with a career in supporting roles.
Quote from: Blue Jam on October 29, 2023, 11:13:50 AMBy contrast it looks like Matthew Perry really struggled to accept that he wasn't leading man material and it seems a career in supporting roles, no matter how successful, would always have felt like a consolation prize to him.
Quote from: bgmnts on October 29, 2023, 11:38:23 AMWhat's mental is that in his day Matthew Perry was obviously very handsome, possibly more so than LeBlanc.
Quote from: checkoutgirl on October 29, 2023, 11:40:34 AMI'm no expert on men's looks but is it because Perry was almost leading man looking but not quite there? Brian Cox is more like Brian Dennehy or Robbie Coltrane. They know immediately they're not Harrison Ford.
QuoteHis problems started well before he became a household name. A child of divorced parents, he had long felt like an outsider in his own family. From the age of five, he would travel alone by plane from Montreal to visit his father in Los Angeles wearing a sign that read "Unaccompanied minor". At 14, he was delighted to discover that drinking quelled the negative thoughts and made him more charming too. Later on, a painkiller prescription brought fresh serenity and soon he was knocking back 55 pills a day.Perry's addictive personality was also evident in his relentless quest for fame, which he believed would solve his problems: "I think you actually have to have all of your dreams come true to realise they are the wrong dreams," he writes. The actor makes no bones about his atrocious behaviour, delivering scattergun apologies to family, colleagues and ex-girlfriends including Julia Roberts, whom he dumped purely out of fear that she would dump him first.
Quote from: Barry Admin on October 29, 2023, 11:13:19 AMYeah, I don't want to keep moaning about this kind of thing, but such content could at least be confided to GB, so that people who actually respected the performer's art can express their sadness without being made to feel even more miserable. CC is about showing respect for comedy as an artform, it's not for unfunny Sickipedia edginess. It just isn't.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 29, 2023, 11:53:23 AMWhile Friends was a bit of a curse at times to all the cast, it seems Perry's problems started long before he first walked into Central Perk and ordered a decaf pumpkin spice.
QuoteReviews of the book seem to depend on your toleration of addiction memoirs, which generally involve reading about some guy making the same mistake hundreds of times.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on October 29, 2023, 12:03:13 PMIf anything it's probably good to see someone speak openly about their addictions without necessarily having solved them.
Quote from: Vodkafone on October 29, 2023, 12:08:34 PMMaybe I'm just noticing it more now, but there seems to have been a spate of people in the public eye around my age checking out. It's genuinely made me think less about how I'm going to get by in old age and more focused on having a good life now - so there's that.
Quote from: dontpaintyourteeth on October 29, 2023, 12:38:00 PMDo you think it hits different when it's somebody who you still see on tv all the time, in their prime?
Quote from: Icehaven on October 29, 2023, 12:31:13 PMOne of the articles I've read this morning had a quote about how he didn't like it when people approached him and called him Chandler, because he wasn't Chandler, he was Matthew.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 29, 2023, 11:53:23 AMTo change the subject, has anybody ever watched Studio 60? It seems to have got widely differing reactions, with some people even liking it - I assume if you have no interest in US TV it would be pointless, but no idea if it's a good portrayal of that world.
Quote from: centristmelt on October 29, 2023, 01:29:43 PMVery sad news - is there a general Friends thread btw?
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