But then one summer, a couple years ago, I was bored and I decided I was gonna face the page on my own. All of the characters in this play change and become better. And also, I try to use humor as a device to tell a story about addiction and how difficult it is to overcome. I had done another play, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” in London in 2003 with Lindsay Posner [director of “The Winslow Boy” on Broadway], so I sent it to Lindsay just to get a professional’s advice about whether it was any good or not. Of course, if I get bored on a Tuesday, I might Google it. I turned a lot of those monologues into dialogue, and then I worked on character development, with the main characters’ romance and then the building of the relationship between Jack and his friend Jeffrey. No one’s going to write a part for me like this one.So I sat there on my computer, I had no idea what I was gonna write, and a series of monologues came out of my head. You worked a lot on the play between London and New York. Also, in London, there were 150 swear words in the play. People still see me as Chandler, the goofy, sarcastic guy, and this is not that.
The Friends alum admitted during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
”Perry seems to be reminiscing about a lot of things as of late.
A tweet showing the pair enjoying a cosy lunch together in West Hollywood went viral.
A snap showing Matthew gazing affectionately at Courtney was put alongside an on-set shot capturing an identical gaze from an in-love Chandler.
’ It’s a really great job I had…I started the job when I was 24.
stars Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, who played Monica Geller and Chandler Bing in the hit Nineties sitcom, were dating.Which is a very theater kind of device, so I realized that I was writing a play. I don’t think that anybody’s out there thinking, “I’ll write this for Perry,” other than me.So I did that, and I think probably the next thing I do will be written by me, too.Matthew stopped by last night to chat with Andy Cohen on tidbits, revealing that he does still get residual checks, which makes sense since the show still airs on TV probably 97 times a day.He had nothing but praise for the show, saying,”I get a little something and I go, ‘Hey, that’s nice!I’ve written for television a lot over the last 10 years, but I always wrote with a partner. What the play aims to do is tell a couple of messages. The funny thing is, I wrote a play thinking I’d get no notes, but I got more notes than I ever did in television. Notes in television are generally homogenizing notes, which are difficult to get when you’re trying to do something different. This would never make network television in any way, shape or form, and this is the kind of stuff that I like. I made the mistake of reading some critics in London, and I will not do that again.