Matt LeBlanc is back, and as we mentioned before, his new Showtime series Episodes premiered to a solid 768,000 viewers.
But what has Matt been up to over the past several years since his short-lived Friends spin-off Joey?
Here's what he had to say about it:
"I took four or five years off. There were a lot of things that were spinning out of control. My daughter had been diagnosed with an illness, my marriage was falling apart, the writing was on the wall that the show was going away–that being the least of those three major problems."
"I was extremely stressed, and then it was all kind of poof! — quiet. So I said, 'You know, this is a good time to crawl under a rock."
It happens. Fortunately, it seems like the Friends residuals have treated Matt VERY well. More from LeBlanc:
"Thank God I didn't need the money. You know there's that saying that you make your f*** you money in Hollywood? I made that."
"My daughter's education is paid for. Her grandchildren's education is paid for. My mother's house is paid off. My father's house is paid off. My house is paid off. I come from a blue-collar background, and there's nothing in my upbringing that prepares you for that."
We're glad to hear that you seem
to have more money than you'll ever need OK following your career hibernation, Matt. We wish U the best of luck with your new show!
Are U happy to have Matt LeBlanc back?
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