Matthew Perry has exposed his bitter feelings about Keanu Reeves in his new tell-all memoir.
“Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?” he writes in “Friends, Lovers, and the big Terrible Thing,” out Nov. 1.
The troubled “Friends” alum made his first movie, “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon,” in 1988 with Reeves’ longtime best friend, River Phoenix.
53-year-old Perry played Phoenix’s BFF in the film and the star wrote his book about Phoenix’s death from an overdose at the age of 23 in 1993. “River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down.
Matthew tells how he sobbed when Phoenix died outside the Viper room in Hollywood, adding, “I heard the screaming from my apartment; went back to bed; woke up to the news.”
A weird fact is that Perry also gets in another dig at Reeves in the book, following Chris Farley’s death.
While battling addiction at the height of his “Friend” fame and playing Chandler Bing, Perry signed into the movie “Almost Heroes”, a comedy co-starring Farley.
It was then he figured out the “SNL” star died from an overdose in 1997 at the age of 33. Accordingly, Perry thought that it wasn’t fair that Reeves was still alive.
“I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out,” he writes. “Keanu Reeves walks among us.”
They have not co-starred in any projects according to IMDb.com.