The festive fragrances to fill your home with – or gift – this Christmas
The festive fragrances to fill your home with – or gift – this Christmas

Louise Slyth

Grieving at Christmas: ‘Lung cancer may have taken Martin but the memories of our Christmasses past will remain intact’
Grieving at Christmas: ‘Lung cancer may have taken Martin but the memories of our Christmasses...

Venetia Quick

What I Spend on Christmas: The 42-year-old yoga teacher earning €40k spending €250 on her partner
What I Spend on Christmas: The 42-year-old yoga teacher earning €40k spending €250 on her...

IMAGE

The Katie Jane Hughes guide to festive grown-up glitter
The Katie Jane Hughes guide to festive grown-up glitter

Holly O'Neill

3 period homes on sale around the country for €395,000 and under
3 period homes on sale around the country for €395,000 and under

Megan Burns

‘It was the job that almost broke me. Anxiety, nervous stomach, disturbed sleep… weekends full of dread’
‘It was the job that almost broke me. Anxiety, nervous stomach, disturbed sleep… weekends full...

Amy Lynch

Bella Hadid says working with Victoria’s Secret is a power move, but how can it be?
Bella Hadid says working with Victoria’s Secret is a power move, but how can it...

Sarah Finnan

THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 4 Your Work/Life Balance
THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 4 Your Work/Life Balance

IMAGE

WIN a luxury VOYA skincare hamper
WIN a luxury VOYA skincare hamper

IMAGE

COACHING: One-to-one coaching with our career coach
COACHING: One-to-one coaching with our career coach

IMAGE

Image / Editorial

Chandler & Monica Were Never Meant To Be


By IMAGE
09th Jun 2015
Chandler & Monica Were Never Meant To Be

Chandler and Monica Proposal

Hold the phone. Shut the front door. This changes everything…

While it was always the on again, off again relationship between Ross and Rachel that kept us coming back for more of Friends (among other things), it was really Chandler and Monica’s unbreakable union that wound up giving the show its backbone. Now, however, we’re learning that this was never meant to be. Their hook-up in London was meant to be just that; a fling. What’s more, the show’s creators originally planned for Monica and Joey to bump uglies, even before they had decided that Ross and Rachel would work as the main love interest, given that it was these two who were considered the most sexual of the group. Imagine!

 

Were it not for the fan response to Chandler and Monica’s brief dalliance, we might never have cried ourselves into oblivion as she got down on one knee to propose to the perpetually sarcastic Chandler. Marta Kaufman, one of the show’s writers, revealed all at a recent ATX Television Festival:

“We had no idea what response that was going get…”


When Monica’s head popped up from behind the covers of Chandler’s bed in ‘The One With Ross’s Wedding Part 2’, the crowd were so overcome with shock and excitement, they had to stop filming.

“We had to stop [taping] the show because people were screaming… We thought it was going to be funny and we were going to get rid of it… Suddenly the audience told us they had been waiting for that and we had to rethink how we were going to keep going and change the relationship. But that wasn’t a person – it was an entire, immediate expression of joy.”