Gwyneth Paltrow has recalled the romantic moment she shared with ex Matthew Perry as she joined the many celebrities in paying tribute to the star following his death at age 54.
The Oscar winner, 51, recalled kissing him ‘in a field of long grass’ during a ‘magical summer’ they shared shortly before he catapulted to fame on Friends.
‘I met Matthew Perry in 1993 at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts,’ she recalled. ‘We were both there for most of the summer doing plays.’
The Emma star remembered him as ‘so funny and so sweet and so much fun to be with,’ as she intimated their relationship was more than friendly.
‘We drove out to swim in creeks, had beers in the local college bar, kissed in a field of long grass,’ she revealed, adding, ‘It was a magical summer.’
Magical summer: Gwyneth Paltrow remembered a ‘magical summer’ she shared with Matthew Perry while they were both performing in Summer stock in 1994 in a sweet tribute to the late actor who died Saturday at age 54
Gwyneth wrote that at the time of their meeting the actor had already shot the pilot for Friends, but the show that would become an international sensation had not aired yet.
‘He was nervous, hoping his big break was just around the corner. It was.’
The Shakespeare in Love star said, ‘We stayed friends for a while until we drifted apart, but I was always happy to see him when I did.’
‘I am super sad today, as so many of us are. I hope Matthew is at peace at long last. I really do.’
Loving memories: The Oscar winner shared loving memories of her time with the Friends actor in a social media post Sunday
Elizabeth Hurley, 58, paid her own loving tribute to her former co-star.
‘RIP Matthew Perry. So sad to hear the news of his passing. He was an incredibly talented comedian and a lovely man x.’
Lovely man: Elizabeth Hurley, 58, Elizabeth Hurley, 58, paid her own loving tribute to her former co-star. ‘RIP Matthew Perry. So sad to hear the news of his passing. He was an incredibly talented comedian and a lovely man x’
Serving Sara: The two starred in the 2002 romantic comedy Serving Sara
The two starred in the 2002 romantic comedy Serving Sara together.
The film gave the actor the chance to showcase his physical comedy abilities as a process server who tracks down Sara, only to turn the tables on her former business partner and serve him.
Gift: Sex and the City alum Kristin Davis, 58, shared a ‘breaking news’ announcement of the actor’s passing writing, ‘I am so sad, as I know so many of you are too. Thank you Matthew for all you have done for others and for giving your gift to us’
Statement: On her Instagram Stories, Kristin shared a statement from Matthew about how he hoped to be remembered
Sex and the City alum Kristin Davis, 58, shared a ‘breaking news’ announcement of the actor’s passing writing, ‘I am so sad, as I know so many of you are too.’
‘Thank you Matthew for all you have done for others and for giving your gift to us.’
The And Just Like That star denied rumors she was dating the actor in 2006.
She also shared a statement from Matthew, who had been open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, about how he would like to be remembered.
Simple memorial: Sharon Stone shared a simple memorial for the actor, writing ‘Rest in Peace’ above his photo in her Instagram Stories
‘When I die,’ he wrote, ‘I know people will talk about Friends, Friends, Friends. I’m glad of that, happy I’ve done some solid work as an actor, as well as given people multiple changes to make fun of my struggles on the world wide web…’
‘But when I die, as far as my so-called accomplishments go, it would be nice if Friends were listed far behind the things I did to try to help other people.’
‘I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.’
Sharon Stone shared a simple memorial in her Instagram Stories, writing ‘Rest in Peace’ above his photo.