After saying he wanted Keanu Reeves dead, is no wonder Matthew Perry is receiving a lot of backlash because of his memoir where he is talking about other celebrities. In fact, what is causing the fans to be infuriated now is that he proudly revealed he felt disdain for Salma Hayek and the acting advice she tried to inflict on him.
According to EW, in his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry reveals that Salma Hayek wanted to “spoon with him” while filming “Fools Rush” directed by Andy Tennant. It is true that this sounds a little bit strange, but who would dare to say no to Salma?
The plot of the movie was simple, a couple marries after a one-night stand, with a subsequent pregnancy. In his memoir, the Friends star recalls how he came up with “some fun strategies to tap into real feelings and to be more of a leading man than a funny sitcom actor.”
Nevertheless, Hayek also had her own ideas on how to act and tried to share her ideas with him. “Salma had tried her best, too — she came into my trailer at the start of the shoot and said, ‘Let’s just spoon a little bit,'” Perry writes. “I did my best Chandler impression — the double-take-and-sardonic- stare thing — and said, ‘Oh, OK! Let’s just spoon a little bit!'”
In fact, Perry adds that her ideas weren’t always helpful. “There’s one scene in which I’m professing my love for her. She suggested that we don’t look at each other — rather, we should look out at our future together. After listening to this nonsense for about twenty minutes, I finally said: ‘Listen, Salma,’ I said, ‘I’m telling you I love you in this scene. You look wherever you want, but I’m going to be looking at you.'”
Aside from Salma Hayek, the actor remembers his experience with candid memories, admitting that this was probably his best movie ever, praising the director for giving him a chance to get experience.
“I was bouncing around doing my funny little things, and [Tennant] would take me aside and say, ‘You don’t have to do that. You’re interesting enough to watch without doing that,'” Perry recalls, admitting, “That line of thinking allowed him to pull out of me one of the best performances of my career. Could this be a different way of saying Matty, you’re enough, the words I’ve been longing to hear my entire life?”