Matthew Perry has become a television lifer who seems to have said goodbye to movie roles. The star of the new television series "The Odd Couple" for which he is also the co-writer and executive producer has not appeared in a big screen movie since 2009 and his absence is both surprising to some of his fans and entertainment insiders.
As a leading man on the big screen he did not have a large amount of success after "Fools Rush In" but as a scene-stealing supporting actor he has had fantastic success in movies such as "The Whole Nine Yards".
It is not uncommon for some actor to have had some 'misses', films that were not box office hits on the big screen at some point in their career impact their confidence about whether they can thrive as a big screen actor and some entertainment observers have speculated that this is what might have happened to the "Friends" star.
This is part of the reason why some entertainment observers are so looking forward to his new series "The Odd Couple". They are hoping that the series will be so successful that he will consider a return to the big screen because he has the acting talent and fan popularity to still be a great asset to a movie project.
The anticipation is high for his reboot of the television series "The Odd Couple" and he has admitted in interviews that he has missed the sitcom lifestyle, in particular performing before a live audience (Hindustan Times - February 2).
His new sitcom begins in February 2015 and some entertainment observers are predicting that it will get good ratings and be a one of the most popular 2015 television shows. However, some of his fans and entertainment insiders are also hoping that the success gives him the confidence to also make a return to the big screen because as he has shown earlier in his career, his comedic timing is great, his dramatic acting range extensive and he is still recognized and loved by his fans which make him a great asset to any project whether it be on the small screen or the big screen.
Matthew Perry is a television star who should not abandon big screen Hollywood movies because he is a very talented actor who has a very loyal fan following and those are two things that very few actors possess.