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Matt LeBlanc Says He Was Hiding A Secret Basically The Whole Time He Was On ‘Friends’: Gray Hair

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

If you ask people about their favorite television shows over the years, there’s a good chance that Friends will be high on their list.

Friends, which ran for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2004, is one of the most beloved television shows of all time.

The series finale aired on May 6, 2004, and was one of the most watched television episodes of the entire decade.

The sitcom also featured Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. Of course, you can still catch re-runs on a daily basis, and the entire series is also available on Netflix.

Even though the show has been over for 13 years, the Friends fan base is still huge. Many fans have seen the whole series several times, as well as all the deleted scenes, bloopers, and cast interviews.

So when Matt LeBlanc recently went on The Late Late Show with James Corden and revealed a secret about his character’s appearance, some fans were blown away.

[H/T: BuzzFeed]

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Matt LeBlanc, who is now 50 years old, still works as an actor.

Most recently, he’s appeared in the BBC/Showtime series Episodes and the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan.

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Matt is now a certified silver fox — he’s still absolutely gorgeous, and he’s been embracing his silver hair for years.

While on a recent episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, James brought up his salt-and-pepper hair.

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James asked Matt when he started going gray, and Matt revealed that his hair first began changing color during the second season of Friends.

If you’re a fan of the show, you might be thinking, “What? But he had black hair during the entire show!”

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Which is true: Joey Tribbiani, Matt’s Friends character, had jet-black hair during all 10 seasons of the show.

But Matt explained this was all thanks to a little help from hair dye throughout most of the series.

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When the first season of Friends aired, Matt was only 27. His hair was naturally black.

By season two, though, the base of his hairline had started going gray.

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“When did you start bringing in the silver?” James asked Matt.

He responded: “You know, it’s funny, I think it was like the second season of Friends, way back then. I started getting gray hair on the sides, so they started dyeing it.”

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Matt also revealed a hilarious anecdote about dyeing his hair.

Since it normally took his hairdresser two hours to dye his hair, Matt decided to take it upon himself to use a boxed hair dye at home.

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Well, everything went well until Matt showed up to set and his coworkers let him know that the backs of his ears were entirely black.

Oops.

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This is such a fun little fact about the iconic television show!

Did you know that Matt LeBlanc had to dye his hair black for the majority of his time on Friends?

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