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Elizabeth Hurley and actor Matthew Perry at the premiere of Serving Sara in August 2002.

Elizabeth Hurley and actor Matthew Perry on the premiere of Serving Sara in August 2002. (Portray: Getty Photography)

Matthew Perry was once “worried” about how his buzzy fresh book would possibly perchance well well well be bought, especially given the total celebrities he talks about, nonetheless there is one person talked about that holds no ill-will in direction of the actor: Elizabeth Hurley. While promoting her fresh movie Christmas in Paradise, Hurley tells Yahoo Leisure she’s considered parts of what her ragged co-celebrity has to voice.

Hurley performed Perry’s admire curiosity in 2002’s romantic comedy Serving Sara, most of which was once filmed as Perry fought habit to alcohol and medicine. Manufacturing was once impulsively shut down so Perry, 53, would possibly perchance well well hurry to rehab, which he addresses in the memoir. While the 57-three hundred and sixty five days-passe actress admits it was once a “nightmare” working with Perry old to he obtained succor, she calls him a “gorgeous person.”

“I feel now not in actuality ready the book yet, nonetheless I’ve read [excerpts] of it. Or now not it’s somewhat spicy,” Hurley shares. “He’s a truly funny writer bask in he’s a truly funny man. He’s an incredibly talented comedian… his scheme with phrases is inconceivable.”

Hurley continues, “I feel very fond memories of him. To be true, it was once a nightmare working with him at that point and, as or now not it’s now identified, our movie was once shut down thanks to his habit. We were in a force majeure and had to all take a seat at home twiddling our thumbs for a whereas.”

In Perry’s book Guests, Lovers and the Big Frightful Part, he writes that Hurley and director Reginald Hudlin were “pissed off” over the shutdown — and rightfully so.

“That was once a bit hard, nonetheless he came succor and he was once fabulous,” Hurley remembers.

When Perry, who spent more than two months at a non-public rehab middle, returned to location, Hurley remembers the Guests alum “had to revoice every thing that we shot old to.” (Perry honest currently acknowledged the related, nonetheless confessed it was once on story of his speech was once slurred in scenes shot old to rehab.)

“It was once hard, obviously he was once having a tough time, nonetheless he was once quiet very charming and a graceful person to work with,” she remembers, “nonetheless that that you just can well well secret agent he was once suffering for decided.”

Perry was once taking pictures Guests on the side of Serving Sara. The actor if truth be told helpful ABC News’s Diane Sawyer he was once ingesting Xanax, Methadone and a quart of vodka on a conventional foundation at some level of that length.

“It was once shot in Dallas and I was once doing Guests on the related time, so it doubled my workload. And I was once flying on a non-public jet drinking vodka out of a water bottle,” he acknowledged.

“I weighed 155 pounds, on my system to 128 pounds. I believe too sorry for that guy, he’s going through too powerful, and or now not it’s me. And I be aware that, and I did now not understand what was once going on,” Perry added. “But again, I’m sorry, and I’m so grateful to now not be that anymore.”

Perry estimates he’s spent $9 million on efforts to salvage sober, been to 6,000 Alcohol Anonymous meetings, went to rehab a minimal of 15 cases and has spent half of his life in medication or sober-dwelling homes. The efforts believe paid off as he’s more than 18 months sober.

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