The director of the Friends Reunion special on HBO Max has only kind words to say Matthew Perry.

Ben Winston, who introduced the show’s six stars after re-watching the series again, recently spoke about comments fans have made about the actor’s appearance in the special.

Matthew, who portrayed Chandler Bing on the longtime sitcom, has been open to the fight against substance abuse over the years, which in turn was sometimes reflected in his appearance on Friends.

However, Ben has no reason to believe that Matthew is currently struggling with any health issues.

“He was great,” Ben said on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Five podcast television on Friday May 28th. ‚ÄúPeople can just be rude at times. I wish they weren’t. I loved working with him. He’s a brilliantly funny man and I just felt happy and happy to be around him and him to direct something like that. “