Lisa Kudrow has discussed how “Friends” affected her body image and what it was like to compare herself to her co-stars.
On Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, she described herself as a “mountain” compared to co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.
“When you see yourself on TV, you think, ‘Oh, my God, I’m just a mountain of a girl,'” she says. Kudrow reminisced. “I’m already bigger than Courteney and Jennifer — bigger because my bones are bigger.”
“In comparison to them, I just felt like a mountain of a woman.”
Her body insecurities also led to her becoming “too thin,” according to the 55-year-old actress, who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit TV show for ten seasons.
“Unfortunately for a woman, you look good if you’re underweight,” Kudrow told Maron. “That was the only thing I ever got.”
“And I was always sick when I was too thin. Cold, sinus infection, and possibly flu. I was constantly sick.”
The actress reminds herself that it’s OK to gain weight or have visible rolls, but she admits she’s still fighting an internal battle.
“Then I simply say, “All right.” So, what’s the deal? You’re in your fifties. That’s a positive thing. ‘What makes you think that’s a bad thing?’ “she explained.
Despite her progress, Kudrow recently admitted to “Entertainment Tonight” that she doesn’t watch “Friends” reruns because she “might not like me.”