Matthew Perry looks back on his wild party days with Bruce Willis.
J friends Memory of alum Friends, Lovers and Something Big Scary Takes fans behind the scenes of the unusual sitcom and offers a clear insight into the actor’s struggle with addiction. But in one chapter, titled “Bruce Willis,” readers are given a glimpse of how the iconic action star used to quit.
Perry, who met Willis during the production of his comedy the whole nine yards, reveals that the couple drank non-stop and he struggled to overcome his addiction difficult Actors know when to quit.
“But Bruce and I had a big difference. Bruce was a partier; I was an addict. Bruce has an on-off button. He can party like crazy, so get a script. the sixth sense and stop the party and soften the film,” Perry writes. “He doesn’t have the gene—he’s not addicted.
Perry also shared intimate moments with Willis to let her see the “caring” side of the action star.
“Sometimes, at the end of the night, when the sun was about to come up and everyone else had left, and the party was over, Bruce and I would just sit down,” Perry writes. “That’s when I saw the real Bruce Willis – a good-hearted man, a caring man, selfless. A wonderful parent. And a wonderful actor. And most importantly, a good person.
Still Perry regrets the two lost contacts after that, adding that he now prays for the ailing 67-year-old every night.
“And if he wanted me to be, I would be his friend for life.” But as with many of these things, our paths have rarely crossed since then.
He added, “I will, of course, pray for him every night.”
It was revealed in March that Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia and would be stepping away from acting. This time, Perry offered his support for the actor in a heartfelt post.
“Dear Bruce Willis, I’m so sorry to hear about what you’re going through, but you’re still the best man I’ve ever met in my entire life,” Perry tweeted. “You will be in my prayers for a long time.
“Maybe we should get together and watch the whole 10 yards and sleep for two hours,” he added, joking about the 2004 sequel, which was panned critically and flopped at the box office.
Willis also appeared with Perry when he guest-starred on Season 6 of the hit NBC sitcom in 2000.
Friends, Lovers and Something Big Scary Released on November 1.
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