After Making Nearly $120,000,000 From ‘Friends’, Matthew Perry Reveals He ‘Does Not’ Want to Be Remembered for the Classic Show Alone

Published 08/21/2023, 3:46 AM EDT

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There are some actors who are remembered for their unforgettable performances. For instance, whenever anyone says “I’ll be back,” it is easy to picture Arnold Schwarzenegger from The Terminator. In the same way, when anyone says sarcasm, it is easier to picture Chandler Bing from the famous sitcom, Friends. While it is a proud moment for any actor to be remembered for the iconic roles they played, Matthew Perry wishes it differently.

The ’90s sitcom has been a home for uncountable fans from all around the world. It has affected different generations in many diverse ways. But rather than being remembered as Chandler Bing only, the 53-year-old actor wants a little more than that.

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During his conversation with Tom Power, the 17 Again actor revealed he would like to be remembered as someone who lived well, loved well, and was a seeker. He admitted although Friends had been a huge part of the Canadian actor’s life, his journey of healing is more significant than being Chandler.

Therefore, Perry wants the world to remember him not only as the character only but also as someone who wanted to help people. And that is what he tried to do by writing this memoir, which was immensely difficult for him to read afterward.

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Wanting to be remembered as a helping hand has a beautiful reason as well. Why did Matthew Perry want the world to remember him this way?

Matthew Perry wanted to be like someone who saved his life for the people

Whenever we are in the dark, even just the smallest ray of hope can lift our morale. When the Go On actor was recovering from his addiction journey, he had someone in the rehab center who saved him. While talking about his journey, the SAG Award-winning actor revealed a spiritual guide saved him by saying, “It’s not your fault.

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Hearing these words shocked him at first because, all this time, he thought everything was wrong because of him. However, he realized it was not true. Therefore, the way these words from the spiritual guide saved him; Perry now wanted to help those who did not have anyone in their lives who would say it to them.

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Now, Matthew Perry is trying to live his life with healthy habits and a positive mindset. How would you remember this iconic actor? Share your views about his wish to be remembered as in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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