"I''m not fucking Joey. It''s Matt. Matt LeBlanc."
Matt LeBlanc Caught in Foul-Mouthed 'Friends' Rant
By PopEater Staff Posted Sep 23rd 2010 08:00AM
Matt LeBlanc is not joking around when he says he wants to put his 'Friends' past behind him. On Tuesday evening, a UK Mirror reporter called him Joey, the character he played on the hit TV series, and LeBlanc went crazy.
The incident started when the 43-year-old actor clumsily knocked into the reporter's table, sending glasses flying. "You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?" the reporter joked. But LeBlanc wasn't laughing and allegedly raged, "I'm not Joey. Don't you dare call me Joey. The papers say I'm finished, so don't call me f**king Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I'm moving on."
And he didn't stop there. "I'm not Joey. For the last time. I'm not f**king Joey. It's Matt. Matt LeBlanc. Joey's in the past. I'm trying to do something new," he yelled.
In a recent interview, LeBlanc insisted he didn't mind still being linked with his famous 'Friends' alter-ego, saying, "If people really believe me as that character, I have done my job. I don't look on it as a negative thing. I take it as a compliment."
I wish he and the rest of that tired, old, over-exposed, entitled, over-paid gaggle of self important "actors" would fucking go away already.
The only people who are obsessed with everything "Friends", are the Brits. They truly have no taste.
I''ve never understood actors who come to resent the characters they play, characters that made them rich and famous, as well as endearing them in the hearts of fans, like Matt. Others who come to mind are Michael Richards (Kramer on Seinfeld) and Jean Stapleton (Edith Bunker on All in the Family).
Sounds like Matt was on the rag
Between stumbling into the table and freaking out over essentially nothing it sounds like he was probably trashed.
R2, Brits obsessed with Friends?! That''s bizarre. Feel free to take a trip over here, you know, just for the education.
R2''s collapse is almost complete. Is that the best you can come up with?
Angry unfulfilled closet case.
What an asshole. He lucked into a gig that made him a fortune and set him up for life. That lucky fucker should be thankful every single day that he''s "Joey."
[quote]Don''t you dare call me Joey. The papers say I''m finished, so don''t call me f**king Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I''m moving on."\
I don''t know if this makes sense, but those lines totally sound like something a british tabloid would make up.
I still remember how hot he was in an episode of "red show diaries". He was a pizza boy or something and this dominating woman put makeup all over his face before fucking him in a chair. I was just a kid but I will never forget Matt LeBlanc.
Closet case having a mental breakdown.
"red show diaries." Oh,dear.
What r10 said.
''The papers say I''m finished...''\
no way LeBlanc ever said this...it sounds like a bad film script. I call major bullshit. 100%.
We looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Matt.\
Fuck you anyone who talks trash about him.
When I first saw, "I''m not fucking Joey!" -- I thought it was a denial of an affair
he''s only 43.\
It''s a shame. I think that Matt LeBlanc is the only real actor on "Friends." The rest are really good line-readers.\
HONORABLE MENTION: Lisa Kudrow (she did some really quirky good indie films after "Friends.")
I think he has a right to be upset if a reporter addresses him as Joey. Unless it''s from an over excited fan (that can''t remember his name) it seems intentionally rude and condescending.
I''m not Lisa/My name is Julie/Lisa left you years ago/My eyes are not blue/But mine won''t leave you/Til the sunlight has touched your face.
[quote]The only people who are obsessed with everything "Friends", are the Brits. They truly have no taste.\
You really should see a therapist about your obsession with Britain/British people. It''s causing you to make peculiar claims that have no basis in reality.
R3, Jean Stapleton resents Edith Bunker? Wha''?????
Someone needs a hug.
I don''t understand how people can''t at least see where he''s coming from. Yeah that role brought him fame and fortune, but it has to be super fucking annoying to have random people referring to you by the name of a character you played. Are people really that stupid that they can''t separate a character from the actor.
I don''t blame him for the outburst. Its been years and they are still calling him Joey? That has to get on your nerves after a while.
Does anyone else think he''s just a little crazy? He seems like an intense man anyway, Im not surprised he''s pissed off about this. \
That being said, I want to ride his penis.
Perhaps he''s not getting any fun and is cranky.
[italic][R2], Brits obsessed with Friends?! That''s bizarre. Feel free to take a trip over here, you know, just for the education.[/italic]\
I''m a Brit, you chav trash! Brits see "Friends" as the second coming of Christ!
i thought he was cute on married with children.
You''re fucking insane R29
[quote]Are people really that stupid that they can''t separate a character from the actor.\
Are YOU really so stupid as to think people don''t know the difference??\
If people call an actor by their character name, it''s totally a term of endearment.
I really think he didn''t do this. It''s a total fabrication.
Didn''t he flip out a few years ago, leaving a restaurant or someplace where he was accosted by paparazzi?
If he''s not fucking Joey, then what dude is he fucking?
Nothing gets me hotter than thinking of Matt LeBlanc wasted in the back of a limo demanding the oral sex from me.
Obviously he was drunk. He bashed into a table and then drunkenly spewed his upset all over the people there.\
I guess he doin'' not so good.
I thought Midwest hausfraus were the only people who called actors by their characters'' names. Paps are idiots.
The incident started when the 43-year-old actor clumsily knocked into the reporter''s table, sending glasses flying. "You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?" the reporter joked.\
Does that reporter also follow Wendy Williams?\
That "How You do-in" reference in some circles alludes to him supposedly being gay. Was he just subtly outed? Is that also what sent him over the edge?
"How you doin?" was his character''s catch phrase and pick up line on Friends.
Not many straight men channel Susan Heyward when they get drunk.
"The papers say I''m FINISHED!"
I''ll always remember him as the closet case boy toy who successfully sued the Spartacus Guide when a photo of him was used on the cover, almost killing off the world''s most comprehensive print global gay guide.\
Fuckin''asshole wop cocksucker.
Okay, Hollywood insiders, WEHT to his boyfriend, the one with whom he was supposedly living with his wife and child?
[quote]Are YOU really so stupid as to think people don''t know the difference??\
If people call an actor by their character name, it''s totally a term of endearment.[/quote]\
No, people really are that stupid. If people call an actor by their character name, it shows a lack of self awareness and manners.
What in the world are you going on about r39? I never saw a Friends episode but *I* even know that his character would say "How you do-in". That''s his catch phrase.
I understand wanting to move on, but when a a specific role has made you tens of millions of dollars,set you up for life, and is the very reason people know you in the first place, just fucking play along, even if you hate doing it. The rest of us have to go to work tomorrow, if we''re lucky enough to have jobs.
If I made $15 million-plus from being a character named Shitfaced McCuntlick, I''d happily smile every time a fan shouted that!
Come on, anybody would be annoyed after awhile, no matter how much money they made. \
He''s career has been known for one role and one role only, for an actor, that has to suck.
Joey Lawrence hates it when you walk up to him and say "Whoa!"
I too can testify that Brits think ''Friends'' is best show in TV history.
They even made fun of the Brits'' obsession with Friends, real or not, on 30 Rock.
When I had a month-long stay in the UK, Friends was on TV all the fucking time, so count me in on this thesis.
So what, r52?\
So is Top Gear, TJ Hooker and Ironside...
Still, even chunkier and greyer, he''s totally hot. Those muscles are to die for.
Those muscles are under 50 lbs. of blubber, R54.\
He hasn''t been photographed shirtless in decades. How would you know if the muscles are "to die for"?
R53, read the rest of the thread. The point is, UKers love Friends. Duh.
It''s when they STOP calling you anything at all that you should get upset
I remember watching morning tv in London a few years ago, and David Schwimmer was on; the interviewer mentioned that "Friends" was the most successful comedy in the history of tv--and I nearly spat out my oatmeal.\
David Schwimmer nodded solemnly and sighed, as if such greatness was a burden.
In the late 80''s, I saw his pic on the cover of the Spartacus guide on a tour of Western Europe in the language of every country at every corner news stand. He was a 2-dollar unknown "model". He could not have not known about it and it probably paid for that month''s rent and hair care. It wasn''t until much much later that his mug was recognized on TV and that''s when he sued.
That, R59, is probably the source of most, if not all, of the gay rumors about Matt LeBlanc.
No, r-60, you are wrong. There has been lots of talk about Matt being gay for a long time. Pictures of him and his lover have been posted online.
I think Matt is a beefy foxy guy, and I would love to make love to him. There, I said it!
Amazingly they all believed they deserved the one million per episode....delusional. So shut the fuck up Joey and thank your lucky stars cause you weren''t worth more than 50 thou per season, at the most.
The reporter was just upset that his joke laid an egg.\
Matt is great, and sexy, and young, and probably very talented...but only a miracle now would make anybody notice whether he''s the greatest actor on the planet or just a former lucky stiff. He will always be "JOEY" to almost everyone who might view his work during his lifetime.\
The most difficult role Matt can play, for the rest of his life, is to chuckle kindly whenever anyone asks,"You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?"
Lisa Kudrow said in an interview, albeit a few years ago, that she didn''t mind being recognized as Phoebe from Friends. From what I recall, she said she realized that''s what most people remember her as and the show had been on such a long time. Her only hope was that people might go see her films and come out of them thinking, "Wow, Phoebe is pretty good actress".
R60 is cute.\
Here''s a newsflash, R60: LeBlanc picked up a male friend of mine on the beach at Venice the spring before "Friends" premiered.\
That Spartacus cover was certainly not the wellspring of rumors about him.
R56 - do you watch the channels these things are showing on?\
Well, in the UK, these channels are the equivalents of "We paid big for this, and we''re not going to get shit back until we show it 300 billion times, so we''re showing it 400 billion times"\
(You say to me "Duh" - I say to you "cretin")\
Good day, madam...
That really was lame of the reporter to say "how you do-in".
I would love it if an audio of this turned up.
Maybe he broke up with his bf so he was angry
The fact that this is from a Mirror "reporter" tells you everything. The tabloid papers aren''t even fit to wipe your arse with.\
Oh, and R2/R29 is a moron
Jeez, if Ch4 and E4 ever decide not to air Friends, they''d have 20 hours a day of snow.
Matt has a lover that he has been with for years, he''s a bearish type guy. They are very, very happy.
Well that day will be with us soon, R73, since C4/E4''s contract to screen them is running out soon I believe.
I think the whole story is bullshit.
He may be stupid, but i dont think he is or will ever be gay
I think he''s gay AND stupid, handsome, largely untalented, and clearly ungrateful. None of these are mutually exclusive. I would also like him to plow my behind using lots of scented lube.
It''s true that he and Lisa Kudrow were the best actors on FRIENDS.\
It''s also true that he''s gay. I know a photographer who shot stills of him in NYC before he got FRIENDS, and she told me without any fanfare - as if everybody knew - that he''s gay.\
Okay, whatever, hearsay. Nonetheless, I believe it.
Darling, just get over it. Fans will be fans.
Mr & Mrs Howell, Jim & Natalie to our friends
"It''s also true that he''s gay."\
Why do you think Matthew Perry went from a 28" waist to a 40" waist? Matt LeBlanc said "Let''s date other people" and Matthew Perry compensated by shoving Ho-Hos down his throat.
That picture is the guy he has lived with for years.
I''m way hotter than the guy in that pic.
Seriously, r83? He''s Fuggy McFuggerson from Fuglyville.
Joey was really good in "Lost in Space." I don''t know why that film didn''t lead to bigger things for him.
He was great in that film - and very hot...
I liked "Lost in Space". I thought it was a fun popcorn movie, although it tried to do a high-brow message at the end.
The movie was cool except for the very stupid dad/son stuff and constant family angst going on. It should have just been a fun SciFi space adventure.\
FYI, the older Will Robinson was played by the same guy who plays the British partner on Mad Men.
DL use of the c-word, and the word "frau," must be stopped - not just because they are offensive, but because they are making it possible for people to harm queer teens.\
Stop the violence.
Is he at the Globes with his boyfriend sitting next to him?
Isn't that the same guy at r83's pic that is sitting next to Matt now?
I don't know
R11, maybe you're talking about a different episode of "The Red Shoe Diaries," but in the one I remember (if I remember it correctly), LeBlanc played an messenger who wound up fucking one of the office women in the elevator. It was a smoking hot scene.