Matt LeBlanc Says He’ll Never Escape Friends… And He’s OK With That
Matt LeBlanc has admitted that he and his fellow cast members will likely never escape the notoriety of having starred in TV’s most successful sitcom of all time.
But don’t despair Friends fans, he’s not interested in leaving the show behind.
“I’m very proud of that show. I don't feel the need to put it behind me,” he told Australia’s WA Today.
“I don't think any of us will ever be able to escape it,” he continued. “But I also don't see why we should try to.
“That's something that new generations discover every year, and it's on all the time all over the world and it makes people laugh and it's brought people a lot of joy. It's a positive thing.”
The actor reunited with Friends creator David Crane in 2011, to play a slightly twisted version of himself in tongue-in-cheek series, Episodes. A brave move, considering that image is everything in Hollywood.
But Matt was relaxed in taking on the role, even finding similarities between… well, ‘himself’ and his Friends character.
“There are no rules,” he explained. “It was a similar thing with Joey Tribbiani. It was kind of like the sky is the limit with this character. He just wasn't worried about the consequences of his actions. He was like a child in a sense.”
Well, we all know how well that worked out for Joey, don’t we?
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