Matthew Perry: I don’t see ‘Friends’ cast as much as I should

Matthew Perry will always keep his friends close to his heart.

The “Friends” star, 53, loves his pals so much that he wished he could see his co-stars more often.

The actor gushed over his old castmate Jennifer Aniston and the rest of his hit sitcom’s ensemble at GQ’s Men of the Year bash on Thursday.

He especially singled out Aniston, also 53, saying, “Wonderful, she’s terrific,” according to an “Access Hollywood” chat on the red carpet.

“We don’t see each other as much. I wish the group would see each other more times,” Perry said before adding about Aniston, “But she’s the greatest.”

The “Serving Sara” actor recently released his new memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” in which he discussed his career as well as his drug and alcohol addictions.

In his book, he wrote about how his health affected his time on the ’90s NBC sitcom.

Matthew Perry and the cast of "Friends."
Matthew Perry and the cast of “Friends” back in the day (inset left) and during the 2021 reunion on HBO (right).

The Canadian native noted how his co-stars Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox gave him support throughout the show’s run while he was battling his vices.

“They were understanding, and they were patient,” he told People ahead of his memoir’s release last month. “It’s like penguins. In nature, when one is sick or very injured, the other penguins surround it and prop it up and walk around until that penguin can walk on its own. And that’s kind of what the cast did for me.

“I thought being funny all the time was how I would get through,” he recalled. “I thought [‘Friends’] was going to fix everything. It didn’t.”

Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green  -- (Photo by Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
The cast of “Friends”: Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani (clockwise from far left), Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green and Courteney Cox as Monica Geller.
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According to a recent interview with Diane Sawyer, Perry also admitted how “Along Came Polly” actress Aniston confronted him about his sobriety after she smelled alcohol on him.

“She was the one who reached out the most,” Perry said during his tell-all with the veteran journalist.

While he did drink during his run on “Friends,” Perry stated that he tried to keep his issues a secret from his castmates — until one day they confronted him in his dressing room.

“I thought I was hiding it so well,” he explained. “But I wasn’t in a position to stop.”