Matthew Perry finally talks about those Friends sex rumours

It's like we're always stuck in second gear...

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It's like we're always stuck in second gear...

The NBC Friends reunion special last year was the gift that kept on giving, with the cast sharing memories, behind the scenes antics and David Schwimmer casually dropping the bombshell that a no sex contract amongst them ‘was broken’. The internet instantly kicked off and joyous fans transcended the astral plane, however Matthew Perry dashed everyone’s hopes in a recent interview with Andy Cohen.

The American actor, who played Chandler Bing on the hit TV show, was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to promote his Broadway play The End of Longing. During a game of Plead the Fifth, where celebrities are asked controversial questions and given the choice to pass on one, host Andy Cohen brought up David Schwimmer’s admission last year.

‘Last year, Lisa Kudrow denied the existence of a no-sex clause and Schwimmer said, ‘Well, that was broken.’ Who was David Schwimmer referring to?’ Cohen asked.

Matthew broke all our hearts and responded, ‘I don’t know who he was referring to. I think there was no sex between any of them. Or at least, I was really missing something.’

‘You never partook?’ Andy pressed.

‘I did not, no,’ he said.

Well, that’s a bummer. While The Odd Couple star didn’t have much to say on intercast relationships, he did reveal that he once vetoed a Chandler storyline where he ‘went to a male strip joint because he really liked the sandwiches’. (To be honest, that sounds like more of a Joey Tribbiani move anyway.)

Andy Cohen also put him on the spot with a round of Marry, Shag, Kill centred around his Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox. Matthew Perry did however exercise his pass bashfully, though we all hope Courteney would have been his top pick.

While a movie sequel to the Friends’ series has been widely rumoured, it appears like it’s unlikely to happen any time soon with the cast going on their widely separate ways. Trying to co-ordinate the six stars would be nothing short of a production nightmare and co-creator Marta Kauffmann firmly put her foot down while promoting her Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

‘There will never be a Friends reunion movie,’ Kauffmann said during the press tour.

(But a girl can dream.)

Megan C. Hills

Megan is a freelance journalist who covers entertainment and all things lifestyle, with a particular passion for fashion, beauty, travel and Keanu Reeves stories. She has previously worked on staff for titles including Marie Claire UK, CNN Style and The Evening Standard and has written for titles such as Bustle UK, Wallpaper*, Forbes and Hong Kong Tatler. She splits her time between London and her hometown Hong Kong, where she currently lives with the love of her life - an elderly dog named Poppy - and her husband.