Q&A Matthew Perry

The former Friend is starring in Mr. Sunshine, a new ABC comedy he created about the manager of an entertainment arena who's turning 40 and re-examining his life. Perry talked to TIME about getting older, writing scenes and all that money he made from Friends.

You came up with the idea for this show, and you turned 40 a year and a half ago. So how much of it is based on you?

Some of it is based on me. I like to think I'm a little less selfish than this character, but at times in my life, I certainly have...

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