LeBlanc's not a movie star
16:30 10 February 2005
Matt LeBlanc has revealed he turned down a string of movie offers - because he didn't want to risk becoming a failure.
The former 'Friends' actor, who previously starred in Hollywood blockbuster 'Lost in Space', prefers being on television as he feels much more comfortable in that environment.
Matt, who stars in 'Friends' spin-off show 'Joey', said: "I do look at movies, but they are so hard. They are such a different animal - you're coming into a completely new set of circumstances.
"You don't know if the director's good unless they are a really big director, and I haven't had that luxury. Also, you don't know who the crew is, or know the environment - you're usually filming in a foreign place. I like to be able to go to sleep in my own bed at night."
Matt, 37, recently said that filming 'Joey' brings back great memories of the days he spent shooting 'Friends' when it first came out.
He told Britain's Culture magazine: "We've had some growing pains, finding the voices of the new characters. But we're making progress. It's really neat to watch the new players stretch their funny bones. It's kind of nostalgic. It takes me back to when 'Friends' first started."
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