Matthew Perry’s mention of Keanu Reeves’ name in the 2022 memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing seems to have been modified, as the earlier version felt stupid to the author.
Matthew Perry felt sorry for making such remarks in regards to Keanu Reeves and mentioned that if someday he meets him, he will apologize for the stupid comment. Matthew Perry made this apology when he appeared at the Los Angeles Festival of Books.
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
Matthew Perry, 53, who is most renowned as Chandler Bing from the Friends series, is all set to release a future edition of his #1 international bestseller, ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.
The riveting book takes the reader through all the phases of his life, whether happy or sad. It precisely elaborates on Matthew’s struggles and hardships throughout his life and descriptively elucidates the happy moments as well. From his childhood ambition and passion for fame to his life-threatening addiction to his recovery from the health scare, all have been mentioned in this book.
Matthew reminisces about his five-year-old self, who used to travel from Montreal to Los Angeles. He was raised in a separated family, where he used to shift his travels and all the fun associated with them.
In short, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is fully incorporated into the reader’s mind. It is a book like no other, and considering the author, it is a book that could have been no different with all the humorous remarks of Matthew and his heartfelt and familiar way of illustration.
Matthew recalls his fourteen-year-old self, who was a nationally ranked tennis player in Canada, who transformed into a twenty-four-year-old Matthew who was a heartthrob for sure while being nabbed for a coveted role among the lead cast members of the most glorious and timeless show: Friends like Us.
Matthew’s offensive comment
Matthew, in his memoir, has mentioned a lot of people who played a major role in his life and also a few who just happened to pass through it. Many of whom we are already familiar with because Matthew’s major part of his life was spent on sets consorting with the likes of his cast members and the people associated with them.
Keanu Reeves happens to be one of the numerous celebrities whose mention was highlighted. Matthew, while referring to famous actors and, according to him, ‘original thinkers’ like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger, mentions that they no longer walk this earth, but Keanu Reeves does, and he simply can’t understand why.
After this offensive mention in his book, Matthew apologises as gallantly and openly as he mentioned this statement. In an interview with the Los Angeles Festival of Books, Matthew said, “I pulled his name because I live on the same street. I’ve apologised publicly to him. Any future versions of the book will not have his name in them.”
All in good spirit
Matthew revealed that he had worked with a close friend of Keanu Reeves, the late River Phoenix, in the 1988 film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. The duo supposedly played the roles of best friends and actually became one before Phoenix’s death due to high intoxication when he was merely three and twenty in the year 1993.
Perry’s first official apology was issued in October 2022, where he mentioned that he was actually a big fan of the actor’s work. Matthew further mentions that he mistakenly used any random name, and he regrets his decision. After giving it some thought, he thought it would be wise if his name was mentioned in place.
Matthew seems to have apologized in numerous public settings, both openly and discreetly. In the end, let’s just hope for everything to be in good spirits, as the book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, is both an eye-opening and intimate memoir extended to anyone suffering from sobriety.