Matt LeBlanc spilled the beans about Matthew Perry’s preliminary opinion of their recliner episode throughout “Mates: The Reunion” on HBO Max in 2021. LeBlanc stated that Perry had come to him after going by means of the primary draft of the episode the place he and LeBlanc keep of their chairs the entire time. “[Y]ou got here to me and went it is so silly however I went, ‘Yeah however that is the brilliance,'” LeBlanc shared. That apparently obtained Perry considering, and LeBlanc stated the late actor stated, “Yeah, possibly we are able to have enjoyable with this,” which is precisely what they did.
We’re glad that Perry had LeBlanc there to reframe what he considered the likelihood in that episode in addition to to have enjoyable with as they filmed it. It is candy to then watch again that Season 2 episode realizing that they had been capable of get pleasure from themselves a lot. Whereas filming “Mates,” Perry was combating habit to medicine and alcohol. And due to his substance abuse, he admitted to BBC Radio 2 that for Seasons 3 by means of 6 of “Mates,” he could not actually bear in mind a lot. Nevertheless, the recliner episode was in Season 2, and when LeBlanc requested Perry within the reunion particular if he remembered that one, Perry stated he did.