American actor Matthew Perry has expressed his "relief" at his hit sitcom Friends coming to an end after 10 years.

Earlier this month (MAY04), Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, LISA KUDROW, Courteney Cox ARQUETTE and MATT LeBLANC appeared in their final episode of the popular show together.

And while many would expect Perry to be mourning the end of the series, the 34-year-old admits it's put a lot of things into perspective for him.

He says, "The interesting part is I do feel a sense of relief. In a way it's given me everything that I've ever dreamed about.

"But in a way I kind of feel like the six of us were shot off in a slingshot 10 years ago and it was just fired off - and we had no idea what we were dealing with.

"And, to be quite honest, the night of the last show was almost like our feet kind of touched the ground and I was very surprised to have that feeling.

"At its best, you just look at it as a job very well done and then you get to kind of move on. And I'm fortunate where I can, hopefully, do some kind of independent movies and do the kind of work that I want do."

20/05/2004 01:39