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Morgan Fairchild played Chandler Bing's mother Nora Tyler Bing on Friends beginning in 1995

by Delila Hoch (2020-08-12)


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Morgan Fairchild played Chandler Bing's mother Nora Tyler Bing on Friends beginning in 1995.

At the time, the 70-year-old blonde beauty - best known for TV's soaper Falcon Crest - was only 45-years-old and the actor playing Chandler, Matthew Perry, was 26-years-old, which means her character would have to have been around 19-years-old when she had him.

But the Texas native told she felt it was her turn to start playing mom roles, even though her friends advised her against it.

'At some point, you've got to make that transition to playing the mother,' said the siren.

Looking back on the past: Morgan Fairchild played Chandler Bing's mother Nora Tyler Bing on Friends beginning in 1995

Only 19 years apart in age! At the time, the blonde beauty - best known for Falcon Crest - was only 45-years-old and the actor playing Chandler, Matthew Perry, was 26-years-old, which means her character would have to have been around 19-years-old when she had him 

Fairchild explained how it all came about.  

'When they first offered it to me to play Chandler's mom, a lot of my [girlfriends who are actresses] said, "Oh, you can't do that. You're too young to play that guy's mother,"' she relayed.

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'And I stopped and I thought, oh no, no. At some point, you've got to make that transition to playing the mother. So I said, yes,' added the knockout. 

She was on the show five times in 1995, 1998 and 2001 and had only good things to say about the experience.

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Just do it: But the Texas native told Closer Weekly she felt it was her turn to start playing mom roles, even though her friends told her not to.

'At some point, you've got to make that transition to playing the mother,' said the siren

'They always gave us such great writing and such great lines and stuff, so I loved doing that,' she stated.
'That was fun.'

Morgan also noted that the writers were good to the guests.

'At times, when you're a guest star on the show, they would sort of just give you marginal stuff to do because they're writing for their lead characters and there were six lead characters,' she said.

In the hot seat: The star as Chandler's mom with Jay Leno for an episode of Friends