Matthew Perry Teases ‘Braggart’ Justin Trudeau About Boyhood Beef: ‘He’s Showing Off’ (Exclusive Video)

“Boy, I’m in trouble. That just started a whole new thing,” former “Friends” star tells TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell on suggested rematch with Canadian Prime Minister

Matthew Perry tried to quash his childhood beef with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — but not before getting in a few last digs at his former schoolmate as a “braggart.”

In an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell, the former “Friends” star joked that Trudeau was “showing off” in a recent statement that he doesn’t have time for a rematch with Perry “given my running a country now, and all.”

“He’s showing off. He’s a braggart,” Perry joked, before quickly backpedaling.

“Boy, I’m in trouble. That just started a whole new thing,” said the actor, who’s now starring in the Reelz miniseries “The Kennedys: After Camelot.” “I love you, I love you, Prime Minister Trudeau, I love you.”

When asked if he would fare better in a fight with Trudeau than the coffeehouse bullies from “Friends” season 2, Perry said, “Again, I think we should all move on.”

In the last month, the two fortysomething Canadians have been wavering between a rematch of schoolyard proportions.

Appearing last month on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC late-night show last month, Perry admitted that he and another friend beat up Canada’s future prime minister in grade school. Trudeau responded with a tweet, suggesting a rematch. “Who hasn’t wanted to punch Chandler?”

Trudeau, a former amateur boxer, recently posted again, saying he doesn’t have time for a rematch and suggesting that readers recheck the date of his tweet, which was April Fool’s Day.

Perry currently appears opposite Katie Holmes in “The Kennedys: After Camelot.” He is also starring in an Off Broadway play that he also wrote, “The End of Longing,” which premieres June 5 in New York.

Watch the video above.


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