Matthew Perry appreciates similarities in roles on “Friends” and “Go On”

Matthew Perry talks about starring in the NBC comedy “Go On” and what his new role has in common with his former role on “Friends”
BY MELISSA HAYER Staff Writer mhayer@opubco.com Published: October 26, 2012
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So, then, we knew that people - that audiences - were going to laugh at this stuff,” the actor continued.

Perry looks for characters he can relate to when choosing an acting role, “... that you can sort of shake hands with and understand,” he said.

“I have a tendency to try to find characters that are sort of bent or broken and on a path to become better people, and Ryan King certainly has those traits,” Perry said. “He's a guy who I think if this tragic thing had not happened to him, he would've lived his life as sort of a rather unexplored life. But, this thing did happen to him so he reluctantly gets on this path to be a better person.”

And familiar names are mentioned when the actor shares which characters have been his favorite to play throughout his career so far.

“I loved playing Chandler. ... I grew up sort of playing that part. I would say probably in all honesty it's Chandler and it's this character that I'm playing now. The character of Ryan King is a very sort of deep, enriching character to play because he's going through so much and he's also being very funny about it. So, I guess I would say Chandler and Ryan King.”

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