Lisa Kudrow played the role of Phoebe Buffay on the sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. In an interview with the podcast "Podcrushed", she said that things changed during the shooting of the hit series.
Lisa Kudrow played the role of Phoebe Buffay on the sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. In an interview with the podcast "Podcrushed", she now said that her body image had changed during the shooting of the hit series. "I thought I was just really skinny and that I could do anything. It wasn't until 'Friends' that I realized I didn't really look like what I thought I looked like," the actress said. "It was so upsetting and I was like, 'I really need to lose weight? I need to go on a diet? Oh no.'"
Kudrow compared herself to her peers
When asked if media reports had an impact, she said no. "It was just the fact that I saw myself on the show, that I saw myself in outfits and Courteney and Jennifer in outfits." Her co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, who were "like sisters" to her, would then accompany her to dress rehearsals and give her advice.
"But I quickly realized that it wasn't just about the right clothes. I won't say I was overweight. I just had no idea of the actual shape of my body." She didn't really accept her body until she was in her forties. "I was like, 'It's okay. This is what I look like,'" the actress said. "I said to myself, 'Do what you have to do to be he althy, but your body is fine like this.'"