On October 28th we received the tragic news of the death of Matthew Perry. The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing in the television series Friends, He was found dead in the jacuzzi of his home in Los Angeles. He left us at just 54 years old, and in circumstances that are still unknown, waiting for the autopsy results to come to light.
Perry was one of the most beloved personalities for his iconic role in Friends and his very particular way of making people laugh to the audience. However, she also experienced the darker side of the film industry as she faced a series of addictions. about which he himself spoke openly.
We recently learned of the interpreter’s intentions to make a film about his life, with the aim of inspiring people who had addiction problems and helping them overcome them. For the role of the young version of him, he was clear about who he wanted: Zac Efron.
The actor, protagonist in the trilogy of High School Musical and movies like Baywatch, commented his impressions about this news to People during the red carpet The Iron Claw: “It’s an honor to hear that Perry thought of me to play him. We’ll see what happens. I would love to do it”.
“He was a teacher for me, we made a very good film together. I noticed him, I learned to do comedy thanks to him. I mean, when we were filming 17 again “It was very surreal for me to have him there, because I have learned a lot from him, from his entire life,” added the interpreter. In the 2009 feature film, Matthew Perry’s character magically transforms into his 17-year-old self. Efron plays the younger version.
Was Athenna Crosby, friend of Perry, who revealed the actor’s plans to make a film about his life. She did so in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, a few days after his death. “He said that he wanted Zac Efron to play him in a younger version and that I would soon ask him to do it,” he assured.
“I was looking forward to sharing more about his story and his recovery from addiction, and I really wanted to champion that cause to help more people. That’s why I was very optimistic and happy with everything I wanted to do,” added Crosby. At the moment, we don’t know if anyone will be in charge of fulfilling the will of the star of Friends. If it occurs, You should take into account Zac Efron, who is definitely willing to take on the role and play Matthew Perry.
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