Before Matthew Perry moved to the United States and have become in style for taking part in Chandler Bing on Friends, he used to stay along with his mom in Canada, the place he was additionally a top-ranked junior tennis participant in his faculty. During his youthful years, he additionally beat up future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whereas they had been in the identical faculty. Also Read| When Matthew Perry was said to be in love with his Friends co-star Courteney Cox
Matthew and Justin Trudeau each attended Rockcliffe Park Elementary, a public faculty in Ottawa. Interestingly, Matthew’s mother Suzanne Marie Morrison additionally labored as a press secretary to Justin’s father Pierre Trudeau whereas he was the Prime Minister. Matthew stated it was ‘pure jealousy’ that led him to assault the son of the then Canadian Prime Minister who went on to grow to be the PM himself.
In an look on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Kimmel in 2017, Matthew recalled going to the identical faculty as Justin. He stated, “I was a couple of years ahead of him. My friend Chris Murray who was also in the fifth grade in Canada reminded me we actually beat up Justin Trudeau. I don’t know (why). We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t, so it was pure jealousy.”
Matthew added that he’s not happy with the incident. He stated, “I’m not bragging about this. It’s terrible. I was a stupid kid I didn’t want to beat him up.” He additionally stated that he by no means spoke to Justin Trudeau in regards to the combat. He joked, “But I think I was rather instrumental in him going to such great heights and becoming the prime minister. I think he said, you know, ‘I’m going to rise above this and I’m going to become prime minister.’”
Justin Trudeau, who has been the Prime Minister of Canada since 2015, also reacted to Matthew’s revelations and challenged him to a rematch. He tweeted, “I’ve been giving it some thought, and you understand what, who hasn’t needed to punch Chandler? How a few rematch @MatthewPerry?” The actor humbly replied, “I believe I’ll cross at your request for a rematch variety sir (given that you just at the moment have a military at your disposal).”
Matthew Perry, who’s celebrating his 53rd birthday on Friday, August 19, completed writing his memoir in June. The autobiography, titled Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing, is predicted to hit the cabinets by the tip of this 12 months.