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Friends: Matt LeBlanc Recalls Covering His Gray Hair for the NBC Sitcom

Matt LeBlancTelevision viewers who haven’t seen Matt LeBlanc in awhile are bit surprised to see that the actor has salt-and-pepper hair on Showtime’s Episodes. It turns out that this isn’t a new development for the actor. He started going prematurely gray while still in his 20′s, when he was shooting Friends.

In a recent interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, LeBlanc reminisced and said, “Dyeing it on the show would take like an hour and a half… and you gotta listen to everybody’s yakking and talking in the makeup room.” He eventually took the matter into his own hands and used Just for Men at home. He joked that it “takes five minutes, but then about a half-hour of paint-thinner to get the black off your ears.”

Here’s the complete interview…

What do you think? Should LeBlanc have just let Joey Tribbiani go prematurely gray and skip the dying?

 

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roman2886 August 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

He dyed his hair during the start of friends because premature gray hair wouldn’t have suited his joey character he used just for men men look years younger without gray hair and even with gray hair if they have a baby face he doesn’t want to dye his hair anymore he likes the silver fox look but it would be good if he could his hair again but most women think men look good with gray hair maybe he should stick with gray hair he looks 10 times better with it than without it.

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Gail February 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

Personally, I think men look years younger (and better) without gray hair. Coloring Joey’s hair for the show was a good decision. Maybe he should consider using Just For Men now.

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Kat February 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Wow, Joey going prematurely gray would’ve been terrible for the show and the character. Although if they put it in the next to the last episode or something, that would’ve been fine, probably could’ve gotten some good jokes out of Joey’s reaction to it. Still, to do it earlier on would’ve ruined the character’s image, in my opinion. Sorry to be so shallow, but this IS Joey we’re talking about here. XD

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