In his latest book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry criticizes fellow actor Keanu Reeves seemingly without cause.
Perry gained attention as Chandler Bing in Friends, but the comedian also made a name for himself in movies like 17 Again and The Whole Nine Yards. Although Perry has extensively discussed his drug addiction in his memoir, it has frequently impacted his work.
Perry has received a lot of media attention recently due to said memoir. He shares intimate details of his life, work, and battle with addiction in Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, and many significant sections have made their way online.
The actor admits he overdosed on opioids and nearly died, and he’s spent over $9 million trying to become clean. In addition, Perry discusses his love interests, including how he split from Julia Roberts, his crush on Jennifer Aniston, and his embarrassing set-up date with Cameron Diaz.
Perry discusses the terrible deaths of well-known Hollywood actors and comedians, including River Phoenix, Chris Farley, and Heath Ledger, in fresh portions of his memoir made available via Variety.
Perry regrets the death of his buddies while also repeatedly insulting Keanu Reeves and implying that the star shouldn’t be alive. Perry doesn’t go into detail about the actor’s distaste (if any).
It’s also important to note that Reeves regarded the late actor River Phoenix as a personal friend and has frequently praised him. Read Perry’s writings below.
“River was a beautiful man, inside and out– too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the real talented guys who go down. Why is it that original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us? River was a better actor than me. I was funnier. But I certainly held my own in our scenes–no small feat when I look back decades later.”
“His [Farley’s] disease had progressed faster than mine had. (Plus, I had a healthy fear of the word ‘heroin,’ a fear we did not share.) I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us. I had to promote ‘Almost Heroes’ two weeks after he died. I found myself publicly discussing his death from drugs and alcohol. I was high the whole time.”
The Reasons Behind Keanu Reeves’s Increasing Popularity
Reeves has been experiencing a significant career renaissance for a while now, fueled by a lot of online love. Reeves’ appearances in the John Wick and Matrix movie series made him well-known, but the actor is adored for reasons other than performing.
Reeves is known as one of Hollywood’s kindest actors, and he consistently upholds this reputation in all of his public appearances and interactions with fans.
Reeves’ generosity has been the subject of several web stories, and in a time when public personalities are frequently criticized for bad behavior, Reeves’ good nature has helped him become very well-liked.
Reeves has also gained recognition outside of his capacity as an actor in recent years thanks to a number of Internet memes praising his likeability and attractiveness.
Perry’s comments appear to come out of nowhere, despite Reeves’ lack of a public response. Although Reeves and Perry haven’t shared much screen time together, it doesn’t seem likely that these remarks are intended to make fun of the actor, given the context of the quotations.
Perry is already facing a lot of opposition, and it is unclear how things will turn out in this case. Whatever the reason, Perry, not Reeves, is the only one who suffers from these remarks.
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