Julia Roberts starred in Friends after Matthew Perry wrote physics paper for her

Julia Roberts appeared on Friends in exchange for Matthew Perry writing her quantum physics paper for her.

The Pretty Woman star, 53, made a memorable guest appearance in the hit US sitcom in 1996 as Chandler Bing’s love interest in the iconic two-parter dubbed The One After the Superbowl.

And it seems as though for Matthew, convincing the future Oscar winner to star in an episode of the award-winning show was harder than it sounds.

Julia cheekily suggested she’d make an appearance only under one condition – for Matthew to write her paper for her.

The sitcom’s co-creators Kevin Bright and Marta Kauffman have broken down the episode to The Hollywood Reporter in honour of the show’s 25 years.

What’s more, co-writer Jeff Astrof gave his take on what it was like to have Julia guest star in an episode with a live audience alongside her soon-to-be boyfriend Matthew.

“I remember standing with her on the sidelines. She kept saying, ‘Chandler’s so funny!’ And I’m like, ‘I wrote every one of those lines!’ I don’t know if she fell in love with Matthew on the spot but they soon started dating,” he explained.

It wasn’t long before Julia and Matthew’s on-screen chemistry blossomed into an off-screen romance.

The pair were linked from 1995 into the following year before their whirlwind romance fizzled out.

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Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/julia-roberts-starred-friends-after-23413949

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