Miriam Margolyes paid tribute to Matthew Perry weeks after confessing her “regret” for a question she asked the star of Friends in the british program The Graham Norton Show.
The actress, whose merits include The Age of Innocence and harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stoneparticipated in the BBC talk show in 2020 alongside Perry (who died on October 28), British actress Gemma Arterton and musician Jack Savoretti.
Perry, who was promoting a play in London, became very uncomfortable when he heard a bawdy anecdote that Margolyes shared. As the audience laughed, a visibly shocked Perry declared, “Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more uncomfortable in my life.”
Margolyes recently reflected on the episode in her new autobiography, writing: “Matthew expected a boring and superficial conversation, but I prepared to talk about my own business and immediately went into great detail.”
However, Margolyes regretfully remembers asking Perry “if he was an alcoholic.”
He added, “On reflection, I wish I hadn’t asked” and mentioned that the episode “was one of the few times” he didn’t “quite fit with another guest” on a talk show.
To pay tribute to Perry, Margolyes shared a clip of her participation in The Graham Norton Show on X/Twitter and wrote: “RIP Matthew Perry. Many will miss you. A great man”.
Perry was candid about his behind-the-scenes struggle with addiction during his time working on the sitcom. Friends.
In his autobiography Friends, lovers and that so terrible, The actor who played Chandler Bing in the 10 seasons that the series lasted (from 1994 to 2004) said that to know if he was drinking alcohol or using drugs, all you had to do was “calculate” his weight and pay attention to his facial hair throughout the show. series.
The co-stars of Friends (Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc) issued a joint statement on Monday, October 30, which read: “We are absolutely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just co-stars. We are Family. “There is a lot to say, but now let’s take a moment to grieve and process this immense loss.”
In the US, if a person is suffering from drug addiction or knows someone in that situation, they can contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by phone at 1-800-662-HELP.
Translation of Michelle Padilla