Sarah Paulson shared her heartfelt memories of Matthew Perry, reflecting on his generosity and the impact he had on her career during her recent appearance on The View. Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom Friends, sadly passed away at the age of 54 last month.
On October 28th, the Los Angeles Police Department discovered Perry unresponsive in the hot tub at his L.A. home. The cause of his death is still under investigation as the L.A. County Medical Examiner’s Office awaits the toxicology results.
Paulson and Perry worked together on Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which aired for one season from 2006 to 2007. She credited Perry for playing an instrumental role in helping her land the role of Harriet Hayes on the show. Paulson mentioned that she needed the job desperately and Perry’s friendship with Amanda Peet, her best friend at the time, who appeared on the show, helped her secure the role. Perry went above and beyond by offering her extra support. He asked her to meet him in the parking lot for her final audition and then ran through the entire scene with her multiple times in his car to give her a leg up on the competition. Fortunately, she got the job and credits Perry for taking that extra time to help her out.
During her appearance on The View, Paulson also reminisced about other cherished memories with Perry, describing him as the kind of person who made others feel special. She remarked that if you made Perry laugh or smile, it made you feel like you had truly arrived and felt wonderful. She noted that she had the privilege of making him laugh a few times, and it made her feel really good, emphasizing that he was a remarkable person.
Paulson expressed her admiration for Perry, calling him “one of the most generous people on the planet,” and continued to share her positive experiences with him. She provided a glimpse into their friendship and the impact Perry had on her personally and professionally. The tweet from The View captured her heartfelt words about Perry, showcasing her deep appreciation for the late actor.
Sarah Paulson’s reflection on Matthew Perry’s generous spirit and the fond memories she shared with him shed light on the lasting impact he had on those around him. His genuine kindness and the way he made others feel special are testaments to the wonderful person he was. While Perry may no longer be with us, his legacy lives on through the enduring memories and the positive influence he left behind. The world has truly lost a remarkable individual, but his spirit continues to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to have known him.