Matthew Perry on His Play The End of Longing

DO? >> GET OUT OF COOL. >> Jimmy: YOU WERE DOING A PLAY IN LONDON, A PLAY THAT YOU WROTE AND STARRED IN. >> THAT'S RIGHT. >> Jimmy: DID YOU DIRECT AS WELL? >> NO. >> Jimmy: WRITING AND STARRING IN IT WAS ENOUGH. WAS THAT FUN, LIVING OVER THERE? >> IT WAS DEFINITELY FUN. IT WAS FUN TO DO THE PLAY. IT WAS THE FIRST THING I'VE EVER WRITTEN ON MY OWN. VERY REWARDING. >> Jimmy: YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING IT IN NEW YORK? >> NOW WE'RE MOVING IT TO NEW YORK. AND I HAD TO DO A MAJOR REWRITE WHICH I'D JUST COMPLETED. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK WANTED MANY DIFFERENT THINGS DONE TO IT. AND AMONGST THEM, THEY WANTED ALL THE SWEAR WORDS TAKEN OUT. >> Jimmy: WHAT? >> YEAH. >> Jimmy: REALLY? >> FOR THE PRIM AND PROPER NEW YORK AUDIENCES. [ LAUGHTER ] BUT THEY WANTED TO TAKE IT OUT. SO I HAD TO DO A WORD SEARCH. AND I REALIZED THAT I USED THE SAME SWEAR WORD 131 TIMES. [ LAUGHTER ] >> Jimmy: WHICH ONE WAS IT? >> WELL, IT WAS THE BIG ONE. >> Jimmy: THE BIG ONE, THE MAIN ONE. >> THE WORD YOU ACTUALLY JUST USED. [ LAUGHTER ] >> I DIDN'T SAY A THING, WE CANADIANS DON'T DO THAT. >> I RECOGNIZED IT. >> WE DON'T USE LANGUAGE. >> Jimmy: WE BLAME OURSELVES. IT'S OUR INFLUENCE. THEY'RE MORE UPTIGHT IN NEW YORK THAN LONDON? I FIND THAT DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE I WENT FROM 131 TO 15.

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