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Matt LeBlanc prefers family life to stardom

02/11/2005 at 10:53 AM ET

While Kate Winslet thinks work is a vacation, Matt LeBlanc would be happy to quit the entertainment industry.  Matt, star of his own Friends spinoff/vehicle, Joey, said he would happily leave acting to devote himself to wife Melissa McKnight and their 11-month-old daughter Marina.  The fact that Marina is suffering from a neurological disorder may play a huge part in this.

However, he accepts he’s a talented sitcom performer who relies on the financial benefits of his job.  He says,

"My favourite thing is not to work. I like to be with my family or my friends, to ride my bike.  "This is a steady gig. I come here, I’m good at it, I know how to do it. I know what the ins and outs are, I know all the people and I trust them. So I do my thing, go home and live my life. 

Maybe having a daughter, maybe that’s what it was, but life’s too short to be stressing out about your career. I don’t care as much as I used to."

I’m not sure how well Joey is doing in the ratings but if it gets cancelled, Matt may get his wish!

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Erin Walker on

I wish them the only the best and I’m sure Marina will pull through.I’ve had epilespy most of my life,I was diagnosed when I was 6,The earlier most neurlogical disorders are detected,the better off they’ll be in life and my thoughts are with Matt and the family.


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