We both beat him up.”Perry added that the tussle was likely over Trudeau's athletic abilities.“I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t [as good at],” he said.
After a career spent mostly in TV, Matthew Perry, best known for “Friends” and fresh off three seasons in CBS’s recently cancelled “The Odd Couple,” is starring Off Broadway in the play he wrote, “The End of Longing.” The show premiered last year in London — where it did well with audiences, but was largely panned by critics — and opens tonight in a rewritten version produced by MCC Theater.
Perry sat down with to talk about the play and what he wants to do next — and to gamely field the inevitable questions about “Friends.” After so much time in TV, why did you decide to write a play? Jack, the character I play, is a much different drunk than I was. Do theater notes feel different from typical TV notes?
"I have this recurring nightmare -- I'm not kidding about this. Perry was noticeably absent in February 2016 when co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer reunited to honor director James Burrows.
When I'm asleep, I have this nightmare that we do again and nobody cares. He said in a Build series interview, however, that he wasn't sad to miss the TV special. It was just six people getting together for a Jim Burrows special. And I couldn't do it because I was in London doing my play," the star explained in April 2016.
“It was pure jealousy, and, you know, we beat him up.