“In my head I have this TV project that I’d write. That’s what the fantasy for me is, next. Somewhere on television. But my brain just thinks of darker s*** than what is expected on a four-camera comedy, or at least on the ones that are on TV now,” he continued.
The 47-year-old has already gotten practice crafting his own material with the original stage production “The End of Longing,” now playing off-Broadway after a 2016 run on London’s West End.
Matthew told Variety that he modeled his character, Jack, as an “exaggerated form” of himself, but revealed how the opportunity has helped separate him from his “Friends” alter ego.
“People still see me as Chandler, and this is not that,” he said.