Friends star's bombshell admission about final episode

Friends star Matthew Perry has made some candid admissions about his drug and alcohol addiction while filming the sitcom's 10 seasons.

And in his new memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew has made another bombshell revelation about the series finale.

It was an emotional ending for both fans and the cast, with the group filming the sitcom together over 10 years.

The series ends with Courteney Cox's character Monica and Matthew's character Chandler adopting twins and moving from their iconic New York City apartment to the suburbs. The final scene shows the group saying goodbye to the apartment, before having coffee at Central Perk one last time.

The cast of Friends during the final scene of the finale.
Matthew Perry admits he 'felt nothing' during the Friends finale. Source: NBC

In his memoir, Matthew said cast and crew were emotional as "That's a wrap" was called out for the very last time on the Friends set.

"It was January 23, 2004," Matthew wrote, according to the New York Post.

"The keys on the counter, a guy who looked a lot like Chandler Bing said, 'Where?'

"Embryonic Journey by Jefferson Airplane played, the camera panned to the back of the apartment door, then Ben, our first AD, and very close friend, shouted for the last time, 'That's a wrap', and tears sprang from almost everyone's eyes like so many geysers."


Matthew said co-star Jennifer Aniston was sobbing so much he was "amazed she had any water left in the entire body", adding Matt LeBlanc was also visibly emotional.

"But I felt nothing," he candidly admitted.

"I couldn't tell if that was because of the opioid buprenorphine I was taking, or if I was just generally dead inside."

(clockwise from bottom left) Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing,  Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
The cast of Friends filmed the sitcom together for 10 years. Source: Getty/NBC

During an interview with journalist Diane Sawyer ahead of the release of his memoir on November 1, Matthew said co-star Jennifer was the one who reached out to him the most during his struggle with addiction.

"You know, I'm really grateful to her for that," he said.

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