Friends star Matthew Perry told how he dealt with Julia Roberts with hundreds of faxes – before dumping her over fears she was leaving him.
Perry, 53, revealed their romance began after he approached actress Pretty Woman to appear in the sitcom in 1995. Producers urged him to call Ms. Roberts after she decided she would only host the star if she could star in a story. His character, Chandler Bing.
I sent her thirty red roses and the card said, ‘The only thing more exciting than the prospect of you doing the show is to finally have an excuse to send you flowers. ”
“Julia not only agreed to make the offer, she sent me a gift – cake, a lot of bread,” he told The Times.
Her agreement to participate in a special episode of Series Two of “Friends” sparked what Berry now describes as “three months of courtship” via daily faxes while working on a film in France. When filming for the episode began, they were a married couple.
In his upcoming autobiography Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Berry reveals that in the days before email went viral, they exchanged hundreds of messages.
Friends star Matthew Perry, 53, has revealed his romance with Julia Roberts that began after he approached her to appear in the 1995 sitcom (pictured).
He writes: “Three or four times a day I would sit next to my fax machine and watch the piece of paper slowly reveal your next message. I got so excited that I found myself at a party some nights trying to make a flirtatious exchange with an attractive woman and I cut off the conversation so I could Go home and see if a new fax has arrived. I did it nine times out of ten.”
He and his wife Roberts, who turns 55 this week, finally got into a relationship but Perry left her two months after she appeared on the show.
He admits, “Dating Julia Roberts was too much for me. I was sure she was going to break up with me. Why wouldn’t she? I wasn’t enough. I could never be enough. I was broken, curved, unloved.”
Instead of facing the inevitable agony of losing her, she split from the beautiful and adorable Julia Roberts.
“Maybe she thought she would do it with the TV guy, and now the TV guy broke up with her. I can’t describe the look of confusion on her face.”
In the November 1 book, Berry also revealed a near-death experience with opioids. He admitted that five years after his breakup, he watched Roberts win an Academy Award for her role as Erin Brockovich while he was “sweating and bouncing” in rehab surrounded by fellow patients.
Berry and his wife Roberts, who turns 55 this week, eventually got into a relationship (pictured at the time) but Berry dumped her two months after she appeared on the show
Berry writes, “When she gave her speech, a voice rose in that room in that room, urgent, sad, gentle, angry, pleading, full of longing and tears. I joked ‘I’ll bring you back’ I said. ‘I’ll bring you back.'” The whole room laughed, though it It wasn’t a funny line in a sitcom. This was real life now. Those people on TV are no longer my people. No, the people I’ve been lying in front of, shivering, wrapped in blankets, are my people now.
Perry also reveals that he was in love with Jennifer Aniston, whom he met through a mutual acquaintance three years before they starred together on Friends.
He says, “They took me with her right away (how could I not?) and I loved her. I had a feeling she was infatuated too – maybe something. At the time I got two jobs in one day…a fun home video show and a sitcom. So I called Jennifer and said “You are the first person I want to say that to.” Bad idea. I can feel the ice forming over the phone.
“Looking back, she obviously thought I liked her too much or the wrong way…and compounded the mistake by asking her afterwards.
“I declined (which made it really hard to date) but said she’d like to be friends with me.
“I reinforced the connection by blurring, ‘We can’t be friends!'” “
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11344177/Friends-star-Matthew-Perry-says-dumped-Julia-Roberts-scared-leave-him.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 friends Actor Matthew Perry says he left Julia Roberts because he was afraid she would leave him