Matthew Perry says he always knew that Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer were 'crushing hard' on each other
Matthew Perry, who played the humorous Chandler Bing, opened up about what it was like to work with Aniston while harboring feelings for her
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Matthew Perry was not enraged when Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer admitted to "crushing hard" on each other at the Friends reunion. According to Perry, he knew that for a long time before they revealed it to the world, Entertainment Tonight reported. On SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show, co-host Julia Cunningham questioned whether Perry was "seething" when Aniston and Schwimmer admitted to having feelings for one another during the reunion.
Cunningham said, "I was like, 'Was Matthew seething with anger on the set of the reunion hearing about this unrequited love?'" Perry said, "Oh, I knew. I knew. Yeah, no, I knew what was going on. And eventually my crush dissipated." On the popular NBC comedy, Perry, who played the humorous Chandler Bing, opened up about what it was like to work with Aniston while harboring feelings for her.
While talking about Aniston, Perry said on the show, "At first it was like, she would walk in, I'd be like, 'Hey, good to see you.' And I'd go to my dressing room and just go, 'Oh, I'll never, I'll never be able to be with her. But how can you not have a crush on Jennifer Aniston, you know? But I did at one point just go, 'All right, that's enough.'" cited by ET.
The friends revealed having crushes on one another but maintaining their respect for each other during the 2021 Friends reunion. Schwimmer confessed, "The first season, we — I had a major crush on Jen," to which Aniston retorted, "It was reciprocated." Schwimmer added, "At some point, we were both crushing hard on each other. But it was like two ships passing, because one of us was always in a relationship. So and we never crossed that boundary. We respected that."
Perry admitted to having a crush on his co-stars, particularly Aniston, to ABC News' Diane Sawyer while promoting his biography, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. The star also revealed to Sawyer that the two had already met before the show's production. He remembered asking Aniston out on a date, and she declined, saying that they should simply be friends instead. But that didn't stop him from praising her on set though.
MEAWW reported earlier that Perry also responded to a query on SiriusXM's Andy Cohen Live that he "could not be more single." The '17 Again' star, 53, shared that he experimented with online dating but gave up and says he is "not sure" how to find a compatible partner. He stated, "I am off forever. It's not the way to meet people, I don't think. I'm not sure how to meet people, but that's not the way to do it." He had previously revealed brief details about his love life, including that he had made out with Valerie Bertinelli once, broken up with Julia Roberts, and was unable to date Jennifer Aniston.