“You see yourself on TV and it’s that: ‘Oh my god, I’m just a mountain of a girl,’” Kudrow recalled. “I’m already bigger than Courteney and Jennifer - bigger, like my bones feel bigger.
“I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them.”
According to the 55-year-old, who played the character Phoebe Buffay on the hit TV show for 10 seasons, her body insecurities also lead to her becoming “too thin” - which meant she was constantly sick.
“Unfortunately for a woman, if you’re underweight you look good,” Kudrow told Maron. “And that’s all I ever got.
“And when I was too thin, I was sick all the time. Cold, sinus infection, some kind of flu. I was always sick.”
Now, however, the actress reminds herself that it is okay to gain weight or have visible rolls - but admits she still has a “whole battle” internally.
“Then I just go ‘Alright. So what? You’re older. That’s a good thing. Why is that a bad thing?’” she said.
Despite her journey towards self acceptance, Kudrow recently told Entertainment Tonight that she doesn’t watch Friends reruns because she “might not like myself”.
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