Matthew Perry knew what was finest for Buddies followers. The late comic and actor — who died final month on the age of 54 — stopped an authentic storyline that featured his character, Chandler Bing, dishonest on Courteney Cox’s character, Monica Geller, in keeping with actress Lisa Money.
“The scene was Chandler and Monica had been arguing In Vegas about Monica having lunch with [ex-boyfriend] Richard,” Lisa defined to TMZ on November 6. “And in our script, Chandler goes as much as the lodge room and orders room service, and I carry it up as a lodge employee. And we find yourself speaking and laughing and connecting, and Chandler finally ends up dishonest on Monica with my character.”
Lisa appeared within the season 5 episode, “The One in Vegas: Half 1,” which aired in 1999. The ultimate reduce of the episode reveals her character, a flight attendant, serving to Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) as an alternative of the half she was solid for.
“We had rehearsed it,” Lisa continued, referring to the preliminary dishonest scene. “And the day earlier than we had been alleged to shoot it in entrance of a reside viewers, I used to be advised that [Matthew] went to the writers and mentioned the followers won’t ever forgive [Chandler] for dishonest on Monica. … He was in all probability proper. That might have presumably modified the course of the present.”
Matthew and Courteney’s characters grew to become the present’s most secure couple, since Ross and Rachel had been identified for his or her on-and-off romance. Their preliminary hookup on the finish of season 4 shocked viewers, however their relationship grew to become a fan-favorite plot level. Their emotional engagement takes place in season 6, and the characters get married the next season.
In his 2022 memoir, Buddies, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor, Matthew revealed he was nonetheless battling his habit whereas filming Chandler and Monica’s wedding ceremony episode.
“I married Monica and obtained pushed again to the remedy middle — on the peak of my highest level in Buddies, the very best level in my profession, the long-lasting second on the long-lasting present — in a pickup truck helmed by a sober technician,” he wrote in a single chapter.
Matthew’s premature dying broke followers’ hearts world wide. He was found deceased in his jacuzzi on October 28, however no fentanyl nor meth was present in his system on the time of his dying. Numerous supporters of the late 17 Once more actor arrange a memorial for him in New York Metropolis on the constructing that was used as the outside of Monica’s residence. Others in Los Angeles left flowers and handwritten notes exterior of Matthew’s residence.
On November 3, Matthew’s Buddies co-stars and shut relations held a personal funeral for him.
Should you or somebody you already know is combating substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).