Former 'Friends' star Matt LeBlanc is nothing like his character

20 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Matt LeBlanc is a "little more together" than his on-screen persona.

The 46-year-old actor plays a fictional version of himself in 'Episodes' but admits he is noting like his character in real life.

The former 'Friends' star told Boston Common magazine: "It's a fictitious character, and you just have to approach it that way. He just happens to have the same name I do. When we were coming up with who the character was going to be, I thought it would be fun -- since our salaries were all published during 'Friends' -- to make this Matt LeBlanc way, way wealthier than me.

"You've got this guy completely oblivious to the consequences of his actions; that's fun to play. And he's really damaged, this lost soul, the Matt LeBlanc on TV."

But he added: "I like to think I have my s**t a little more together than that."

Matt, who has a 10-year-old daughter Marina with his ex-wife Mellissa McKnight, is glad he has regained some anonymity since 'Friends' came to an end in 2004.

Recalling his time on the show, he said: "The weirdest thing was walking into a room, a restaurant, a bar, a movie theatre, anywhere there's a lot of people, and everybody sort of stopping what they're doing and taking notice you're in the room. And they know you, or they think they do - they know your name, they know what you do for a living, they know how much money you make, they know where you're from, but they're all strangers to you."

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