David Schwimmer recently paid tribute to his late Friend costar, Matthew Perry, reflecting on their ten years of laughter and creativity together. Schwimmer, 56, took to Instagram to express his gratitude for Perry's impeccable comic timing and delivery. He praised Perry's ability to take a simple line of dialogue and turn it into something original and unexpectedly funny. Schwimmer also commended Perry's generosity, as he shared his heart with the cast and helped create a bond among the six actors.
Sharing a photo from a favorite moment on the show, Schwimmer recalled a scene from the season five episode titled "The One with All the Thanksgivings." He imagined Perry in heaven, wearing his famous white suit, hands in his pockets, and amusingly wondering if there could be any more clouds. Perry was known for his deep affection for his Friends castmates. During the highly anticipated Friends: The Reunion special, the actor became emotional when reflecting on the enduring bond they shared.
He described how after the show ended, if any of the cast bumped into each other at events, they would spend the entire night talking to each other, ignoring everyone else. Perry referred to this as meeting someone special and prioritizing their conversation for the rest of the evening. Schwimmer and Perry continued their close friendship long after Friends concluded in 2004. They often showcased their characters' banter during public interactions, leaving fans longing for a reunion. When Perry tweeted, "Big news coming…," rumors of a possible reunion spread like wildfire.
Schwimmer, in a witty response during an interview, joked that Perry might be pregnant. However, Schwimmer later confirmed that there was nothing official to report at that time. But the following year, the highly anticipated Friends reunion special aired on HBO Max. Schwimmer treated fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's preparation by sharing a photo of a video conference call with all six stars. The photo showed their enthusiastic and happy faces as they reconnected. Schwimmer also shared a selfie from backstage, featuring Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston in the background. In addition, he posted a photo of the cast huddled together in a tight group hug, comparing it to a similar photo taken before they filmed the final episode of the sitcom in 2004.
Schwimmer expressed his gratitude to HBO Max for bringing the cast back together after all those years. The recent expanded special edition issue of PEOPLE magazine celebrates Matthew Perry's life, humor, and the immense popularity of the show that made him beloved by millions. Overall, Schwimmer's tribute to Perry was heartfelt and nostalgic, capturing the essence of their friendship and the joy they brought to viewers during their time on Friends.