Gray-Haired Matt LeBlanc: 'I Dyed My Hair the Whole Time on 'Friends''
By Us Magazine
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Six years after the finale of "Friends" — and four after spinoff "Joey" ended — fans might be shocked to see Matt LeBlanc, now 43, sporting silver hair.
But LeBlanc has a big secret bottled up. "I dyed my hair the whole time on 'Friends,'" he admitted Thursday at a Television Critics' Panel in Beverly Hills for his new Showtime series "Episodes."
"I just was sick of doing it," LeBlanc explained of darkening his locks.
And his 4-year TV hiatus was just what the doctor ordered, he said. "When 'Joey' ended, I took a lot of time off... I just really was kinda burned out. I just wanted to be a dad."
LeBlanc has a 6-year-old daughter, Marina, with his ex-wife Melissa McKnight. "We have a great bond, and it's the best thing in my life."
On "Episodes," LeBlanc plays a character named... Matt LeBlanc. "It's a character," he added. "It's not me. It's the public's perception of me more than really me."
Will LeBlanc reunite with "Friends" cohort Courteney Cox for a cameo on her ABC hit "Cougar Town"? "I haven't been asked!" he admitted, laughing.