Matthew Perry just wants to be young again.
The “Friends” star, 53, revealed he was hoping to once again work with Zac Efron, but it may not be in the cards.
Perry revealed during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Pop Culture Spotlight With Jessica Shaw” that he wrote a script for a new rom-com with himself as the star, but had his eye on Efron for the lead.
“I finished a screenplay that we’re out with to some people. I want to direct that,” he said.
“I have a small part in it. I wrote it for myself and then realized I’m 20 years too old to play this. So we’re trying to cast the leads now.”
Perry noted that he had offered the role to the “Baywatch” star, however, he turned it down.
“He said no, so we’ve got to find someone who says yes,” Perry said.
Perry and the “High School Musical” alum, 35, starred in the 2009 comedy “17 Again,” in which Efron played Perry’s older character Mike O’Donnell as a teenager.
While he did not spill any more details about the film, the “Fools Rush In” actor also pointed out his other dream cast for his project, noting that Aubrey Plaza was a top choice.
“And that would have been perfect because I think she’s great. There’s some dramatic stuff in this too. She came very close, and it would have been perfect,” he said.
Perry just debuted his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” earlier this month and revealed many candid secrets about his health issues, relationship troubles and his Hollywood career.
The Canadian native wrote at length about his pill addiction and his long road to sobriety.
He admitted to The New York Times that he was once near death and spent almost $9 million to get sober.
He explained to the outlet how his addiction started with Budweiser and Andrès Baby Duck wine when he was 14.
Perry confessed that he would down Vicodin, Xanax and OxyContin, as well as quarts of vodka. “I would fake back injuries. I would fake migraine headaches. I had eight doctors going at the same time.”
“I would wake up and have to get 55 Vicodin that day, and figure out how to do it,” he added.
Perry told the Times he has been sober for 18 months, saying it’s “still a day-to-day process of getting better. Every day.”