Once upon a time in Hollywood, a handsome, funny sitcom actor slid into the reigning rom-com queen's... fax machine.
Yep, you read that right.
See, this was a time before mobile phones, dating apps, and Instagram DMs. If you wanted to date someone you had to call them up on their landline. Or in the case of Julia Roberts and the late Matthew Perry, your people had to talk to their people, and then you had to fax each other back and forth for a few months.
Let me explain.
In Perry's memior, Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing, he wrote about his time on Friends, his addiction to opioids, and his relationships with some of the most famous women in Hollywood. One of those women was Roberts, who was one of the most bankable rom-com stars at the time.
The pair first got in contact with each other when Roberts told producers she would appear on the hit sitcom's 1995 Super Bowl episode, only if her storyline involved Perry's Chandler Bing.
So the show's co-creator told Bing to get in touch with Roberts and send her flowers.