With Jennifer Aniston, who played one of his Friends co-stars, Matthew Perry initially desired to be “more than friends!” The Friends actor discussed his “serial crush” on Aniston while promoting his eagerly anticipated memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, on Matthew Perry: The Diana Sawyer Interview. The 53-year-old actor described in his book how he had first met the 53-year-old actress years before they co-starred in the legendary sitcom.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow in Matthew Perry’s “Chain Crushes”
When Diane Sawyer made fun of Matthew Perry for having “chain crushes” on his Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow, the 17 Again actor responded with a matter-of-fact statement: “Well, how can you not have a thing for Jenny? What about Courtney [Cox]? Lisa [Kudrow] also? As a result, I had to pretend that I didn’t have these when I went to work, which made it somewhat difficult. When Diane brought up how Matthew had expressed in Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing his concern over how long he can gaze at the stunning Jen, Matthew responded, “Yes. I asked myself, “Are three seconds too long?” How long…? Next, I enter a message in the three seconds excessive. How much time…? Then I thanked her for allowing me to do it in the book’s section dedicated to appreciation.
In the movie Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry recalls “crushing badly” on Jennifer Aniston and being rejected by her.
Entertainment Weekly’s Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Prior to the filming of Friends, Matthew Perry recounted meeting Jennifer Aniston through common friends: “I loved her right away (how could I not? ), and I could tell she was fascinated as well, so maybe it was going to be something. Back then, I had two jobs in one day: one was for the sitcom Haywire, a show akin to America’s Funniest Home Videos. I told Jennifer I was calling because she was the first person I wanted to tell this to:”
This Perry would learn that was a “It was a “poor decision,” he would soon admit, “that, in retrospect, it was obvious that this made her think I liked her too much or in the wrong type of way… and by subsequently asking her out, I just made matters worse.”
In response to his advances, Jennifer Aniston stated that she would love to be friends with him, and I added insult to injury by yelling, “We can’t be friends!” She declined, which made it very difficult for him to actually ask her out.
However, Jennifer Aniston’s wish was granted as she and Matthew Perry discovered they had become friends once more, with Matthew having to face his emotions: “I came to the realization that I still had a serious crush on Jennifer Aniston fairly early in the production of Friends. Our goodbyes and hellos were awkward. How long can I look at her, I would then ask myself. Are three seconds excessive?”
Time eventually healed all “crush” scars, as Matthew Perry noted in his essay about how, as Friends’ popularity soared, the “shadow” of his crush “disappeared in the intense glare of the show”: “That, and her deafening lack of interest.”
Matthew Perry’s attempt to get his chance with Jennifer Aniston can’t truly be held against him.
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On November 1, Matthew Perry’s autobiography Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Things will be released. Mutual Crush on Each Other: Jennifer Aniston & David Schwimmer Interestingly, while Jennifer Aniston may not have had a crush on Matthew Perry, she did have a major crush on David Schwimmer, another Friends co-star. David Schwimmer unexpectedly admitted, “The first season, we, I had a major crush on Jen,” to which Jennifer Aniston concurred, “It was reciprocated,” when James Corden asked the six cast members – Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and Schwimmer – if the cast members ever caught feelings for each other IRL.
David remembered, “We both had serious crushes on each other at one point, but because one of us was usually in a relationship, it was like two ships passing. And we never went beyond that line.”
“It’s going to be such a disappointment if the first time you and I truly kiss is on national television, I recall saying to David at one point.
We did, in fact, kiss for the first time in that coffee shop. We simply directed all of our love and affection for one another toward Ross and Rachel “Jennifer put a cap on. The stunning “crush” confessions made by their OTPs sparked a social media frenzy among Jenvid fans, as was to be expected.