Matthew Perry recalls Salma Hayek’s questionable acting advice

matthew perry he’s clearly not afraid to negatively name his fellow celebrities in his new memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing . After being criticized for wishing Keanu Reeves dead, a new anecdote from the book pokes fun at the co-star Salma Hayek for his methodology on the set of his film Fools Rush In.

According to Entertainment Weekly, perry write that some occurred to him “strategies” of acting to become a leading man. “Salma had also gone all out: she walked into my trailer at the start of filming and said, ‘Let’s go spoon some,’” he recalls. “I did my best Chandler impression, the look-twice-look-sardonicity thing, and I was like, ‘Oh, okay! Let’s spoon some!’”

The Friends star generously says that “Hayek’s verbose ideas were not always useful”and add: “There’s a scene where I declare my love to her. She suggested that we shouldn’t look at each other, but instead look towards our future together. After listening to this nonsense for about twenty minutes, I finally said, ‘Hey, Salma,’ I told her, ‘I tell you that I love you in this scene. Look where you want, but I’m going to be looking at you.'”

Despite this , and the fact that an injury on the set of this film started his addiction to opiates for years , the experience of Perry’s Fools Rush In it was positive. She calls “probably my best filmwhile the director Andy Tennant it was “A very smart and incredibly nice guy.”

“I was jumping around doing my funny little things, and [Tennant] He would pull me aside and say, ‘You don’t have to do that. You’re interesting enough to watch without doing that.’”write.

“That line of thinking allowed him to get one of the best performances of my career out of me. Could this be a different way of saying Matty, you’re enough, the words I’ve been wanting to hear my whole life?