Matthew Perry doesn’t keep his Batman obsession underground. In fact, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that the actor has an entire room in his $8.65 million Hollywood home dedicated to his favorite Gotham City superhero.
“It’s a dark space near his bedroom filled with memorabilia, lots of movie posters and figurines,” a pal close to the single The Odd Couple star, 47, says, adding that Perry loves to show off his impressive Caped Crusader collection to guests.
The Friends alum has shown his superhero worship in public, too. In 2001, the actor was spotted at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, looking elated on the “Batman: The Ride” roller coaster. And in 2012, he confirmed to fans on his Twitter account that the Dark Knight was his favorite superhero.
Perry plays a kind of hero himself in The Odd Couple (premieres October 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS), where his character lets his college friend Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) move in with him after splitting form his wife. “The thing about doing a sitcom is the hours are the best hours you’ll get as an actor,” he told AOL in April of returning to the format. “We basically work from 10 till 3, or something like that, a day. And it’s really fun to do in front of a live studio audience because you get the reactions right away.”
The cherry on top? Matt LeBlanc, who played Bing’s Greenwich Village roommate Joey Tribbiani, films Man With a Plan (premieres October 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS) one stage away. “I saw him yesterday,” LeBlanc, 49, said during the Television Critics Association press tour in August. “I could not see him for five years, and then put me in a room with him, and it will be like I saw him yesterday. We still have this shorthand with one another. It’s amazing, really.”
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