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Not Friends: Matthew Perry 'Didn't Want To Show Up' For 'Friends' Final Season

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Mar. 17 2022, Published 12:19 p.m. ET

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Matthew Perry wasn't always a Friends fan.

The comedian and actor, 52, apparently complained about finishing off his role as his beloved character, Chandler Bing, for the last season of the hit sitcom.

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In a recent interview on David Yontef's podcast, "Behind the Velvet Rope," actor Danny Bonaduce spilled the tea on Perry, who he claimed didn't want to do the final season of the beloved NBC show.

"The last season of Friends, he said 'I just can't do it. I'm not going to do it,''" Bonaduce recalled in the podcast episode, which aired on Thursday, March 17. "But he had already done it. This was a tale in retrospect, he had already done it."

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The revelation from Bonaduce comes as Perry is gearing up to unleash all of his secrets about his time on Friends, including his complicated relationships with his fellow costars, in his upcoming memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.

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A source previously revealed that Perry won't be holding anything back in his pages, and that he will even be discussing his longtime battle with substance abuse and addiction.

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"He'll delve into his addictions, of course, plus clear up rumors about his feelings for the Friends costars," the source added of fellow costars David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, who played his TV wife. "It wasn't always a bed of roses for Matthew on and off the Friends set, and Matt isn't going to sugarcoat the tougher times that he went through with the cast."

"They weren't as close as people think," another source squealed to OK! of the Friends cast. "Their characters were so tight, but the reality is there was a lot of tension and jealousy."

While the cast mates started off as a tight-knit group, "there were very strong alliances" by the second season. "Matt seemed to be the odd man out."

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