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Matt LeBlanc Had The Chance To Play Another Iconic TV Character, But Passed On It

Honestly, he would've been great in the role.

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In an interview with USA Today, Matt revealed that he passed on the script because he didn't think he'd be good in the role of Phil, saying:

[The pilot script] came across my desk with an offer to play Ty Burrell’s. I remember reading it thinking, this is a really good script, (but) I’m not the guy for this. I’d be doing the project an injustice to take this. I know what I can do, I know what I can’t do. Plus, I’m having too much fun laying on the couch.