In his memoirs entitled "Friends, Lovers and Big Terrible Thing", Matthew Perry revealed many previously unknown details from his life, as well as the fact that he was in love with his colleague Jennifer Aniston. Before the start of the filming of the cult series "Friends", Matthew met Jennifer, with whom he immediately fell in love, and thought that she also had the same feelings for him.
When he got two jobs in one day, Haywire and a sitcom, the first person he called to share the good news with was Jennifer. The actor had written, “I was immediately taken by her (how could I not be?) and liked her, and I got the sense she was intrigued, too — maybe it was going to be something.
Back then I got two jobs in one day — one was Haywire, an America’s Funniest Home Videos-type show, and the other was a sitcom. So I called Jennifer and I said, ‘You’re the first person I wanted to tell this to!'”
Matthew Perry reveals he asked out Jennifer Aniston
“Looking back, it was clear that this made her think I liked her too much or in the wrong kind of way… and I only compounded the error by then asking her out.
She declined (which made it very difficult to actually go out with her), but said that she’d love to be friends with me, and I compounded the compound by blurting, ‘We can’t be friends!'” he said. In the end, the two got the main roles in the series "Friends", and Perry admitted that his infatuation did not diminish and that this made filming difficult for him.
He said, “How can you not have a crush on Jenny, and Courtney, and Lisa? So that made it kind of difficult to go to work because I had to pretend that I didn’t have these crushes”.