Matthew Perry's 'Friends' Role Hailed as 'Therapy'

Actress Selma Blair shares an emotional tribute on Instagram

by Zain ul Abedin
Matthew Perry's 'Friends' Role Hailed as 'Therapy'
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Hollywood mourns the loss of one of its brightest comedic talents, Matthew Perry, as peers like Selma Blair reflect on the joy he brought into the lives of millions. At the recent Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Blair paid tribute to Perry's genius, affirming that his performances on "Friends" served as more than mere entertainment.

They were a form of therapy for many. In her heartfelt discourse on Tuesday, Blair aged 51, revered for her memorable roles and her brave health battles, spoke with a candid emotional depth about Perry's affinity for impacting lives through humour.

"I know Matthew really, really loved touching people, and his comedy was therapy," Blair remarked to ExtraTV. This statement captures Perry's intent with his craft and the space "Friends" held in the hearts of viewers. Elaborating on the show's significance, Blair drew attention to how "Friends" bridged the gap between television and the concept of an extended family.

She noted the show's importance, saying, "[Friends] was beloved because we could get into shows like that on primetime and so many people could create a family with these characters," appreciating the inclusive warmth it extended to its audience.

Selma Blair's Heartfelt Mourning

Blair also touched upon the shared grief process and its importance, suggesting that we truly understand the value of what we've lost in the moments of darkness. Embracing this period of sorrow, Blair highlighted the emotional connection she held with Perry, one that spanned beyond the glitz of Hollywood to a more profound and personal realm.

Her candid Instagram post, wherein she shared a vintage photograph with Perry, went beyond a typical celebrity homage. It was a genuine expression of loss from someone who cherished Perry's presence in life and death. The post, laden with emotion, read, "My oldest boyfriend.

All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did, especially. Every day. I loved him unconditionally. And he me. And I'm broken. Broken-hearted. Sweet dreams, Matty. Sweet dreams."

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