David Schwimmer pays tribute to late costar Matthew Perry with an iconic Friends image
In a heartfelt tribute, David Schwimmer remembers his late Friends co-star, Matthew Perry, by sharing an iconic image from their time on the beloved sitcom.
Mathew Perry and David Schwimmer (Source: NBC)
David Schwimmer reflects on the cherished moments he shared with his Friends co-star Matthew Perry, just two weeks after the actor's passing at the age of 54. In an Instagram tribute, Schwimmer expresses gratitude to Perry for a decade of laughter and creativity.
He fondly remembers Perry's unparalleled comic timing and delivery, acknowledging his ability to transform ordinary lines into something uniquely original and consistently amusing, leaving a lasting impression on those who had the pleasure of working alongside him.
A Bittersweet Memory
In a poignant gesture, Schwimmer posts a picture from season 5's episode, "The One with All the Thanksgivings," recalling, "This snapshot captures one of my cherished moments with you. It brings a simultaneous smile and sorrow now. I picture you somewhere up there, donning that familiar white suit, hands casually in your pockets, surveying the scene — 'Could there BE any more clouds?'"
Perry always openly expressed his affection for his Friends castmates. During their on-screen reunion for HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion special—the first time since the show's finale—the actor became visibly moved, sharing heartfelt sentiments about the lasting connection they all cherished.
Schwimmer and Perry's Enduring Friendship
Expressing a parallel sentiment, Perry echoed the camaraderie in his 2022 memoir, "Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing," describing the cast as "a group that really is close and tight-knit … and loves each other."
Following the conclusion of Friends in 2004, Schwimmer and Perry sustained a tight friendship, frequently showcasing the signature banter of their characters in their public interactions.
Perry's contributions to the entertainment industry and his enduring camaraderie with the Friends cast have left a lasting legacy. As we remember Perry, his heartfelt sentiments serve as a lasting testament to the genuine connections forged during the iconic era of Friends.