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Matthew Perry apologises after attacking Keanu Reeves

Matthew Perry apologises after attacking Keanu Reeves

Some quotes from Perry's new book seemed to suggest that he doesn't like Reeves, for some reason - he's since apologised.

The world loves Keanu Reeves. The actor is best known for starring in The Matrix and John Wick series, as well as just generally being a lovely person. He recently revealed that he’d love to play Ghost Rider in the MCU, which is a concept I can personally get 100% behind.

Now though, as reported by Variety, Matthew Perry (AKA Chandler from Friends) is releasing a memoir called Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, and some snippets from it which have appeared online seemed to throw shade at Reeves for no reason.

Watch Keanu Reeves doing the motion capture for his Cyberpunk 2077 character, Johnny Silverhand, below.

“River [Phoenix] was a beautiful man, inside and out - too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down. Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?” Perry questioned. “River was a better actor than me; I was funnier. But I certainly held my own in our scenes — no small feat, when I look back decades later.”

Later, Perry uses the same line when discussing his reaction to comedian Chris Farley’s death. “His disease had progressed faster than mine had. (Plus, I had a healthy fear of the word ‘heroin,’ a fear we did not share),” he wrote. “I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us.”

Since these quotes began circulating, Perry has clarified in a statement that he doesn’t actually hate Reeves, and has apologised for the confusion.

“I'm actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologise,” he told People. “I should have used my own name instead."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Lionsgate

Topics: TV And Film