Matthew Perry Reportedly Got Chandler Bing's Cheating Storyline Cut
Following the unexpected passing of the actor and comedian, actress and guest star Lisa Cash has claimed that she almost played a lady with whom Chandler was intended to have an affair during his and Monica's relationship.
She claimed that following their fight, Chandler was supposed to go off on his own and get room service from Cash's character. "We end up talking, laughing, and connecting, and Chandler cheats on Monica with my character."
We had rehearsed it and everything, and then the day before we were filming in front of a live audience, I was told that he went to the authors and said the audience would never forgive him for cheating on Monica, which he was probably right about," she revealed.
Fans of the sitcom will recall that the couple reconciled before intending to discreetly elope in Vegas — that is, until Ross and Rachel stagger out of the chapel after drunkenly being married.
Cash returned in the season 5 finale as a flight attendant on Ross and Rachel's prank-filled flight to Vegas. She stated that the adultery moment could have been a "game-changer" for her career, but she persevered.
Cash believes that Perry's instincts were correct and that protecting Chandler and Monica's relationship was the appropriate decision. "I think it was a good move because they have that other thing with Ross and Rachel, 'We were on a break,' but Chandler and Monica weren't on a break."