Millions of viewers from around the world watched Joey and his friends (Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry) experience countless adventures, always ending with Joey’s iconic line, “How you doin’?”
The success of the series brought not only recognition but also material wealth to its stars. LeBlanc portrayed an eccentric and amusing character throughout the ten seasons of this television phenomenon, but behind the scenes, he silently struggled with fame and faced several personal crises that hindered his ability to focus on his work.
What happened to Matt LeBlanc? Let’s take a closer look.
Matt LeBlanc stepped away from the public eye. He was one of the six main actors of “Friends” and portrayed the lovable dimwit Joey during the show’s ten seasons.
The massive success of the series propelled him to international stardom; he was quickly recognized wherever he went. He recalls turning on the television one day to discover aerial photographs of the residences of the six “Friends” actors. “Just by showing the houses,” he explains, “there was no information, no news, really.”
When the filming of “Friends” and its spin-off series “Joey” came to an end, Matt LeBlanc took some time off. “I really didn’t think about work,” he stated during a discussion with The Hollywood Reporter. In 2011, he returned to television with the series “Episodes” and has since appeared in “Top Gear” and “Man with a Plan.”