Matthew Perry claims Friends cast had a 'no-hook up rule' and never dated as they discuss their 'chemistry' on reunion

MATTHEW Perry claimed the Friends cast had a 'no-hook up rule' and never dated as they discuss their 'chemistry' on the upcoming reunion.

The actor, 51, sat down for an interview with PEOPLE, along with castmates Matt LeBlanc, 53, and David Schwimmer, 54, to discuss the long-awaited reunion special premiering on HBO Max.



During the "three-question" interview, Matthew dished on why the cast never dated claiming they had a 'no hook-up' rule.

He stated: "It was really important to the six of us that we kept a friendship.

"If we were hooking up or if there was any strangeness going on, that might mess with things.

"So we kept a friendship and we really did become really good friends. And we are really good friends to this day."



David echoed the statement saying: "We didn't want to jeopardize any of the great relationships and friendships we were forming and had established."

Matt added in that the cast was "more like siblings."

Fans have been awaiting Friends: The Reunion as it was delayed multiple times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

However, many expressed their concern for Matthew's health following the interview as he seemed to slur his words and even nod off at one point during the clip.



One wrote: "This felt so good seeing but also broke my heart seeing Matthew Perry like this."

The Fools Rush In star has struggled with addiction since his time on the award-winning show, sparking cause for concern.

A source has told The Sun that Matthew had actually undergone an emergency dental procedure which left him in pain and he has not relapsed.

The source said: "Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day.



"That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling.

"He had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.

"Obviously no one wants to film after a procedure, but it happened.

"The feeling was one of huge sympathy for Matthew especially in recent days given how people have reacted online.

"Matthew has told those around him that he is sober, and there is no need to worry."



The Canadian actor reassured fans of his good health in an Instagram photo, post-interview, promoting his Friends merchandise.

The Odd Couple alum looked happy and healthy while wearing a white hoodie bearing the Chandler Bing-style slogan "Could I be any more me?"

Matthew flashed a smile at the camera as he sat in a chair for the photo, which he captioned: "Could I BE More ME?

"I'm releasing a new limited edition merchandise collection only available for three weeks."


He also shared a snap with his assistant standing next to him, which he captioned: "Could I be any more grateful for my assistant?!"

The star's fans flocked to the comments to praise his appearance, with one writing: "Beyond happy to see you back on your feet."

Another enthused, "You look so good."

A third wrote: "You look great."

The Friends: Reunion special will be available to subscribers on HBO Max, which costs $14.99 a month.

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