The "American Horror Story" actress recalls attending a star-studded party hosted by the "Star Wars" icon at the home of the late writer Gore Vidal and, when the "Friends" funnyman pulled her name out of a hat, he balked at kissing her.
Speaking on U.S. talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday (21Jun21), Sarah said, "Carrie had this 'make-out party.' Shirley MacLaine (was there), I mean, it was huge. I think Queen Latifah was there. All these people were there, and I was obviously panicked before, 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."
"Matthew Perry pulled my name out of the hat, and then promptly left the room."
Asked by Jimmy how she knew Matthew had picked her name, Sarah explained, "Because I saw him. He was like, 'Oh, well...' And he was like, 'I got you.' And I was like, 'Uh, well let's (do) that kiss.' And he was like, 'No.' "
She added, "We knew each other a little bit through one of my very best friends in the world, so it was awkward."
Sarah did finally get to plant some smooches on Matthew when they starred together on the 2006 TV series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip".
"But then we ended up playing romantic partners years later on a show called Studio 60, and 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," she laughed.