Matthew Perry later opened up extra on his relationship with Bruce Willis in his 2022 ebook, “Buddies, Lovers, and the Massive Horrible Factor.” Perry famous that in his time working with Willis through the manufacturing of “The Complete 9 Yards,” the 2 hung out partying collectively. This expertise gave Perry an fascinating perception into Willis’ character.
“However there was an enormous distinction between Bruce and me,” Perry wrote (by way of EW). “Bruce was a partier; I used to be an addict. Bruce has an on-off button. He can get together like loopy, then get a script like ‘The Sixth Sense’ and cease the partying and nail the film sober. He does not have the gene — he is not an addict.”
Nonetheless, Perry notes that the 2 spent loads of time collectively through the manufacturing of the movie — particularly after the events had ended. This gave Perry a useful likelihood to be taught what sort of individual Willis is when the cameras are turned off. “That is once I noticed the actual Bruce Willis — a good-hearted man, a caring man, selfless,” Perry wrote. “An exquisite dad or mum. And a beautiful actor. And most vital, man.”
Perry additionally revealed in his ebook that whereas his relationship with Willis didn’t keep it up a lot previous his work with the star in 2000, the actor nonetheless held a particular place in his coronary heart. “I, in fact, pray for him each evening now,” Perry wrote.