Matthew Perry once rejected a kiss from Sarah Paulson at a 'make out party'

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Sarah Paulson has revealed that Matthew Perry once rejected a kiss from her when the pair met at a "make out party" thrown by Carrie Fisher, saying that instead of locking lips with her Perry "promptly left the room."

There's such a huge amount to unpack here, isn't there? Once we've got over our horror at the term "make out party", that is.

Paulson shared the anecdote during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, after explaining that Fisher had thrown the party with writer Gore Vidal.

"It was her idea to call it 'the make out party'," Paulson said. "... all these people were there and I was obviously panicked, because - neurotic.

"I didn't see anyone make out but there was a hat with names in it and you were supposed to make out with whomever you pulled out of the hat," she continued. "Matthew Perry pulled my name out of the hat and then promptly left the room." Ouch.

When Kimmel asked her how she knew he got her name from the hat, she explained that he told her "I got you," to which she replied "well, let's kiss!" Prompting Perry to say "no" and leave the room.

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Photo credit: Michael Buckner - Getty Images

Paulson went onto explain that the rejection wasn't actually as brutal as it sounds saying that the pair already knew each other through one of her best friends, so the kiss would have been awkward.

She added that the elusive Perry-Paulson kiss came a few years down the line when they starred in a series together.

"We ended up playing romantic partners years later in a show called Studio 60, and then I got my kiss! I got several kisses and boy, did he regret not taking me up on it back at Gore Vidal's make out party."

I mean, what a sentence.


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