‘Friends‘ star Matt Leblanc is so tired of fans referring to him as his character Joey that he launched into a foul-mouthed rant at reporters on Tuesday insisting the show is “in the past”. According to Popeater, LeBlanc has seemingly grown tired of fans still greeting him with Joey’s catchphrase “How you doin’?” and he reportedly became enraged during a London Fashion Week party on Tuesday when he heard the iconic comment.
The incident started when the 43-year-old actor clumsily knocked into the reporter’s table, sending glasses flying. “You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?” the reporter joked. But LeBlanc wasn’t laughing and allegedly raged, “I’m not Joey. Don’t you dare call me Joey. The papers say I’m finished, so don’t call me f**king Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I’m moving on.”
And he didn’t stop there. “I’m not Joey. For the last time. I’m not f**king Joey. It’s Matt. Matt LeBlanc. Joey’s in the past. I’m trying to do something new,” he yelled.
Now in an interesting turn in a fairly recent interview, when the subject of “Joey” came up, LeBlanc replied in a much different tone. He also skipped the foul mouthed display.
In a recent interview, LeBlanc insisted he didn’t mind still being linked with his famous Friends alter-ego, saying, “If people really believe me as that character, I have done my job. I don’t look on it as a negative thing. I take it as a compliment.
Maybe he was just having a bad day? Whatever the reason, he won’t be making many ‘Friends’ with that kind of an attitude!
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