It would be a huge honour, says Zac Efron on playing Matthew Perry in Friends star’s biopic

Friends actor Matthew Perry is gone, but the tributes have not stopped. Talking about the possibility of starring in a biopic — if one were to be made on Perry — Hollywood actor Zac Efron said that it would be a “huge honour”.

Zac Efron will be seen next in the wrestling drama The Iron Claw. Photo courtesy: Instagram/zacefron

Efron previously played the young version of Perry’s character in the teen fantasy comedy 17 Again in 2009.

Perry, who died on October 28 at the age of 54, had wanted Efron to play him in a biopic about his life. “I heard that. It’s a huge honour,” Efron said of the recent revelation that Perry envisioned casting him in the potential project.

Friends co-stars Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston. Photo courtesy: Instagram/mattyperry4

“Matthew is just the best guy in the world. I had the best time of my life working with him. To think that he was thinking of me for that role, I would be honoured to do it,” the actor told Entertainment Tonight.

Efron is currently promoting his upcoming wrestling drama The Iron Claw, which arrives in cinemas on December 22.