According to Perry, he informed Kimmel that he “beat up” Trudeau with a friend because they were jealous of all the attention he was getting as his boxing skills progressed for the middle school’s team. As much as this sounds like a classic case of bullying, the actor wanted to clear the air.
“I’m not bragging about this, this [is] terrible. I was a stupid kid. I didn’t want to beat him up. In fact at one point I think I tried to turn it into a love play. But I think I was instrumental to him going to such great heights and becoming the prime minister,” Perry then joked.