Matthew Perry was planning to ask Zac Efron to play him in a biopic about his life, in response to a pal of the late actor.
Athenna Crosby, who was pictured having lunch with Perry a day earlier than his dying, shared the Associates star’s plans for the longer term in an interview with Leisure Tonight.
“He stated that he wished to make a film about his life,” Crosby stated. “And he had labored with Zac Efron prior to now on a film, and he stated that he wished Zac Efron to play him as a youthful model [of himself] and that he was gonna ask him quickly to do this.
“He was simply trying ahead to sharing extra about his story and his restoration from dependancy, and actually championing that trigger to assist extra folks, so he was so optimistic and completely satisfied about every thing that he wished to do.”
Perry and Efron beforehand starred collectively in 2009 comedy movie 17 Once more, the place they performed older and youthful variations of the identical character respectively.
Crosby was pictured having lunch with Perry at Lodge Bel-Air on Friday October 27, a day earlier than the actor was discovered useless aged 54 in his Los Angeles dwelling. She defined that she sought to clear the air on the character of their relationship after the photographs circulated on-line, stating that they have been associates.
“I’ve met many [celebrities] in my lifetime and Matthew occurred to be one I knew personally, so I used to be by no means going to say something about that besides we went to lunch on Friday and low and behold any individual had taken a photograph of us with out his or my data and it’s simply been blowing up,” Crosby stated.
“Persons are speculating as to what he was doing that day earlier than he died. And that’s the one purpose why I’ve to type of clear the air now.”
Associates co-creator Marta Kauffman lately recalled her final dialog with Perry two weeks earlier than his dying, describing him as being “completely satisfied and chipper”.
“He didn’t appear weighed down by something,” Kauffman informed As we speak. “He was in a very good place, which is why this appears so unfair.”
Following his dying, outcomes from an preliminary autopsy have been discovered to be “inconclusive” pending a toxicology report.