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Matt LeBlanc: 'I'm Pigeonholed as an A--hole Version of Myself'

Matt LeBlanc: 'I'm Pigeonholed as an A--hole Version of Myself'

Matt LeBlanc suits up on the cover of Boston Common‘s Spring Fashion Issue, on newsstands now.

Here is what the 46-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On playing himself in Episodes: “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…”

On people suggesting that he’s pigeonholed himself by playing Joey-in-Friends, then Joey Alone, then Matt-recovering-from-Joey: “I can think of a lot worse problems to have than being stuck with people’s perceptions of Joey. If people think that’s who I am, then I’ve done my job. Now I’m pigeonholed as an asshole version of myself. But that’s fun.”

On the publicity frenzy surrounding Friends during the height of its popularity: “The weirdest thing was walking into a room, a restaurant, a bar, a movie theater, 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.”

Also pictured inside: Matt attending an event to celebrate the cover on Thursday (February 20) in Boston, Mass.

For more from the issue, visit BostonCommon-Magazine.com!

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5 Comments

# 1

He has never tried to be someone he isn’t. Shame on anyone not casting him as the ‘regular guy’ as that is your loss not mine.
Rethink it.

# 2

LMAO..where the hell is his neck on that magazine cover??? He looks ridiculous.

# 3
CindyTopeka @ 02/25/2014 at 8:54 pm

Perhaps he is perceived as an a–hole because he is one. Cheating on a new wife makes you one in my book… and a lot of other peoples also. What a jerk !

# 4

@CindyTopeka: 100% agree. Cheated on his wife with his ‘Joey’ co-star and left her and their developmentally disabled child. He is an A-Hole.

# 5

He looks so bloated here. What happened to him? But old Friends reruns are actually quite funny in a really bland way.

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