The passing away in the previous month at 54 years old..
On Wednesday, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow took to Instagram to share their thoughts on their co-star Matthew Perry, reminiscing about memorable moments they shared with his character, Chandler Bing, on the beloved show.
Jennifer Aniston, known for her role as Rachel Green on the popular show, shared a series of photos on Instagram which featured a touching scene between her character and Perry’s character where she informs him of her departure to Paris.
Courteney Cox portrays Monica while Jennifer Aniston plays Rachel, her friend.
Schwimmer expressed that this photo captures a cherished memory with you that brings both happiness and sadness to him.
He wrote, “I picture you up there, in the same white suit, with your hands in your pockets, observing and thinking, ‘Are there even more clouds?'” This is a reference to Bing’s well-known joke, similar to what Aniston did.
Kudrow, who played the lovable oddball Phoebe Buffay, was the last main castmate to post an individual tribute to Perry.
“Kudrow mentioned that the show’s original title was ‘Friends Like Us’ when we shot the pilot. We were quickly picked up and found ourselves at the NBC Upfronts.”
Kudrow expressed gratitude for introducing the idea of playing poker and making it a memorable and enjoyable experience during their initial bonding. She also thanked Perry for constantly making her laugh to the point of physical exhaustion and tears every day.
Similar to Aniston and Schwimmer, Kudrow expressed gratitude towards Perry for their many years of genuine friendship.
“Your willingness to compromise and communicate in our six-person relationship is greatly appreciated. I am also grateful for your dedication to work, even when you were feeling unwell, and for always being exceptional. These past 10 years have been the best of my life, thanks to you. Finally, thank you for the precious time we shared together, Matthew.”
The actors released a statement together. two days after he was found unresponsive in his hot tub at his Los Angeles area home. The group said they were “so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew.”
The statement expressed that we were more than just colleagues on a show, but a close-knit family. While there is a lot to say, we will take some time to mourn and come to terms with this unimaginable loss.
Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox shared messages on Instagram about Perry on Tuesday. Cox expressed her gratitude for working with him closely and missing him every day. She also mentioned a favorite moment they shared, referencing their characters’ marriage in the show.
She posted a clip from Season 4 where Monica and Chandler are in bed together in a London hotel, surprising viewers. This marked the beginning of a love story between their characters, leading up to the series finale where they get married and have twins through a surrogate.
According to Cox’s post, the original intention was not for the characters to end up together. She stated that Chandler and Monica were initially not meant to be a couple.
The writers were initially planning to portray a one night stand in London, but due to the audience’s positive response, they decided to transform it into the start of a romantic relationship.
LeBlanc, known for portraying Joey Tribbiani on the show, posted multiple pictures of himself and Perry, stating, “It is with great sadness that I bid farewell.”
“The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life,” he writes in the caption. “It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.”
“Go forth and soar, my brother. You are now liberated. With love,” he penned. “I suppose you’re holding onto the $20 you owe me.”