Friends cast ‘planning special reunion’ to honour Matthew Perry

Friends cast David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc in 2002

The cast of Friends are said to be planning a special tribute to Matthew Perry (Picture: Reuters)

The cast of Friends are reported to be planning a ‘special reunion’ to honour their late co-star Matthew Perry.

On October 28, Perry, who played the lovable Chandler Bing on the globally beloved sitcom, died aged 54 after reportedly drowning at his Los Angeles home.

This week his former co-stars have all posted tributes to the late actor, with David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow all sharing heartfelt posts on social media.

Back in 2021, the cast all came back together for Friends: The Reunion, which celebrated the long-running series, which ran from 1994 until 2004.

The special saw them revisit the sets of the original show, like the apartments, the Central Perk coffee shop, and the signature water fountain), meet with celebrities who appeared on the series and do re-enactments of episodes.

It also marked Perry’s final on-screen appearance before his death.

The actor died aged 54 last month (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

However now the five remaining cast members are said to be in early talks to honour him at the upcoming Emmy Awards in January.

The actors are reportedly keen to share their ‘personal memories’ of Perry, who played Chandler Bing and give him the tribute he ‘rightfully deserves’.

‘When it comes to Matthew’s death, emotions are still running high and it is still a very touchy situation, which is totally understandable,’ a source told the Daily Mail.

‘But Jen, Lisa, and the rest of the cast want to honour him publicly at some point and give him the tribute he so rightfully deserves – and there have been rumblings to do it at next year’s Emmys.’

His last on-screen appearance was for the Friends reunion in 2021 (Picture: Backgrid)

While Perry is likely to feature in the In Memorium segment, the insider claimed Lisa, 60, Courteney, 59, David, 57, Matt, 56, and Jennifer, 54, would also like to share their memories on stage.

‘They all would love to get together on stage to speak about him and also have their own unique moment sharing memories about him and telling the world about the man he was in real life,’ they added.

‘If they can all agree on a worthy tribute and get the blessing of his family, they will absolutely get together to make that night a special moment for Matthew and all who loved him.’

The 75th Emmys are scheduled to take place on January 15 at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, three months after the original date was scrapped due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.

David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc starred in the series from 1994 until 2004 (Picture: Warner Bros. Television)

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Source:: Metro


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