Matthew Perry said Jennifer Aniston didn’t want to do ‘Friends’ anymore: ‘That meant we all had to stop’

One year before Matthew Perry’s death, the actor opened up about saying goodbye to “Friends” after 10 years — and how Jennifer Aniston

was the one to initially bring up the idea.

“The truth was, we were all ready for ‘Friends’ to be done. For a start, Jennifer Aniston had decided that she didn’t want to do the show anymore, and as we all made decisions as a group, that meant we all had to stop,” the late star explained in his 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.”

“Jennifer wanted to do movies; I had been doing movies all that time and had ‘The Whole Ten Yards’ about to come out, which was sure to be a hit,” he added. “… Even though it had been the greatest job in the world, the stories of Monica, Chandler, Joey, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe had all pretty much played out by 2004.”