Lisa Kudrow reveals she felt like a 'mountain' next to 'Friends' co-stars

The actress said being 'too thin' made her sick all of the time 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Thursday 23 May 2019 07:00 BST
Lisa Kudrow discusses how Friends impacted her body image

Lisa Kudrow has opened up about the impact Friends had on her body image, and what it was like comparing herself to her co-stars.

Speaking with Marc Maron on the WTF podcast, the actress said that she felt like a “mountain” next to co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.

“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.

Lisa Kudrow discusses impact Friends had on her body image (Getty)

“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.

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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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