Following the release of Matthew Perry‘s memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, Austin Powers actress Elizabeth Hurley commented on what a “nightmare” it was to work with him in the early aughts. The pair starred in the 2002 film Serving Sara together.
“I haven’t actually read the book yet, but I’ve read excerpts of it,” Hurley told Yahoo! recently. “It’s quite interesting. He’s a very funny writer like he’s a very funny man. He’s an incredibly gifted comedian … his way with words is fantastic.”
However, despite her “fond memories of him,” she said, “To be honest, it was a nightmare working with him at that time and, as it’s now known, our movie was shut down because of his addiction. We were in a force majeure and had to all sit at home twiddling our thumbs for some time.”
Hurley added, “It was tough, obviously he was having a tough time, but he was still very charming and a lovely person to work with. But you could see he was suffering for sure.”