Fans of the hit series Friends are going through a roller coaster of emotions over the highly anticipated reunion show that is set to air on HBO.
The big Friends reunion special was delayed for several months by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The entire clan composed of Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc got back together for a raw, funny, and emotional sit-down.
In a trailer that was released by the network, the co-stars held nothing back while reminiscing about the show that dominated the little screen in millions of homes across the world in the 1990s and early 2000s.
As the stars were going down memory lane and sharing some of the behind-the-scene secrets about the show’s iconic moments, fans were quick to take to social media because they were concerned about Matthew Perry.
Perry, who played the beloved Chandler Bing on the classic NBC comedy series, decided to talk about the famous cookie jar when he started stumbling and appeared to have difficulties saying certain words.
Perry was asked if he took any souvenirs from the set when the show wrapped up in 2004, and he struggled to answer by saying: “I stole the cookie jar that had the clock on it.”
Many noted that it was hard for Perry to pronounce the word stole.
He explained that he gifted the infamous jar to co-star Lisa Kudrow. One worried fan had this to say to the actor: “Don’t give up Matthew..we all love you.”
Another social media user pointed out: “Maybe, just maybe, his voice cracked from being emotional. I’m just saying.”
A supporter chimed in to share this remark: “I feel bad for him.”
This follower penned this note: “They only showed him once talking and yes he sounded off but looked emotional. One day and he’s back in the spotlight. Poor guy.”
In the interview, Matthew Perry also became emotional and said that he was ready to cry and was comforted by co-star Jennifer Aniston.
In the trailer of the reunion, Perry seems to stare off into space and did not talk much.
In past interviews, Perry spoke openly about his struggles with addiction. Moreover, he has had to deal with some scandals over the years. Nonetheless, he remains a fan favorite and many are rooting for him.
Friends ran from 1994 to 2004 with over 52 million American viewers. The special Friends: The Reunion will be released on May 27.