Matthew Perry says Zac Efron will play him in a movie

Matthew Perry is promoting his new memoir.  (Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Matthew Perry is promoting his new memoir. (Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Matthew Perry I already heard of the two of him friends co-stars about his raucous new book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A MemoirWhich arrived in bookstores Tuesday. In it, he describes years of struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

“Well, the book is out for a day,” Berry said when asked about their responses Wednesday during a live broadcast of city ​​hall in New York City. “I’ve heard from a couple of them, which is very nice, and I’m sure I’ll hear from everyone. But that’s the amazing thing about what’s going on with this book. It touches everyone’s hearts.”

Perry later said that thousands of people had already reached out to him, convinced they could stop using drugs because he did. He said he’s now 18 months sober. During the live broadcast, he indicated that he receives help daily.

He also answered a question about who would play him if the book was made into a movie.

The younger version of Perry will only be played by the co-star in the 2009 movie Body Swap 17 again.

“Well, Zac Efron did it once,” he said.

Perry said he would take on the role later.

“I was going to play my part after the coma and after that terrible night, five months in the hospital, and then take the role, I think,” he said, referring to one of the horrific stories that emerged from the book.

In 2018, Berry spent five months in the hospital recovering after his colon burst from opioid abuse. He was in a coma and on life support for two weeks. He performed 14 surgeries. He also had to use a colostomy bag for nine months, which left him”covered in my ***estimated 50 to 60 times.

“Doctors told my family that I had 2% chance to live‘ said Perry People. “I’ve been put on something called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing to your heart and lungs. This is called Hail Mary. No one survives that.”

However, he admitted to owning it called a drug dealer When he got home.

Matthew Perry appears in the 1998 episode of

Matthew Perry appears in the 1998 episode of friendsWith co-stars Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. (Photo: Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection)

In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Berry also said that at one point he drank vodka by quart and took 55 Vicodin a day. He would have gotten the latter by faking back injuries and migraines – plus, he “had eight doctors going at the same time” – or simply Go to the open houses Search medicine cabinets.

“I think they thought ‘Oh, there’s no way he’d steal Chandler from us,'” Perry said.

In all, Perry said he spent $9 million for rest, including countless stays at rehab and detox facilities. In one of them, a treatment center in Switzerland, where he was still taking pills, his heart Stop hitting for five minutes.

Looking at everything he’s been through, Perry tells Sawyer that he’s grateful for him friends Co-stars, especially Jennifer Aniston. she is the one “I got more“I even confronted him about his problem.

Perry has also talked about his personal relationships over the years, including how He and Valerie Bertinelli Once next to her then-husband, Eddie Van Halen, when he lost consciousness, how he lost his virginity to Tricia Lee Fisher, the half-sister of the late Carrie Fisher, having believed for years that he was impotent.

Also regretted the loss Phoenix Riverpartner in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, who died in 1993. “It always seems that really talented men are the ones who get off,” he wrote. “Why did original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walk among us?”

He has apologized for referring to Reeves since the snippet appeared, saying he “chose a name at random.”

If you or someone you know has an addiction, call the Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Helpline and Mental Health Services at 800-662-HELP (4357).

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