Lisa Kudrow talks physique insecurities whereas filming Buddies with Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

Lisa Kudrow admitted that she skilled physique picture points after seeing herself onscreen with Buddies costars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.

The 59-year-old actress, who performed Phoebe Buffay on all 10 seasons of the hit sitcom from 1994 to 2004, mentioned that her notion of her physique modified after touchdown her breakthrough position.     

‘I had physique dysmorphia in the best way of “Oh, I am a stick.” Identical to my sister, similar to my dad. And I wasn’t. In any respect!’ The Comeback star mentioned on the Wednesday episode of the Popcrushed podcast.

Self-conscious: Lisa Kudrow admitted that she experienced body image issues after seeing herself onscreen with Friends costars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. Seen in March 2022

Self-conscious: Lisa Kudrow admitted that she skilled physique picture points after seeing herself onscreen with Buddies costars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. Seen in March 2022

She continued, ‘I did not see it. I had no waist. I did not see it in any respect. I believed I used to be simply actually skinny and I might simply do no matter.’

The Emmy Award winner added, ‘And I’d take a look at photos and be like, “Wow, photos actually distort actuality.”  

‘And it wasn’t till Buddies that I spotted that I do not actually seem like I believed I regarded. 

Self-image: The 59-year-old actress, who played Phoebe Buffay on all ten seasons of the hit sitcom from 1994 to 2004, said that her perception of her body changed after landing her breakthrough role

Self-image: The 59-year-old actress, who performed Phoebe Buffay on all ten seasons of the hit sitcom from 1994 to 2004, mentioned that her notion of her physique modified after touchdown her breakthrough position

'I had body dysmorphia in the way of

‘I had physique dysmorphia in the best way of “Oh, I am a stick.” Identical to my sister, similar to my dad. And I wasn’t. In any respect!’ The Comeback star mentioned on the Wednesday episode of the Popcrushed podcast. Pictured 1994

‘And that is what was so jarring and that is once I was like, “I’ve gotta really drop some weight? I’ve to weight-reduction plan? Shoot.”‘

When requested by the hosts if it was media protection or sure headlines that triggered her to alter her perceptions, Lisa defined, ‘It was simply seeing myself on the present on the present and seeing myself in garments and seeing Courteney and Jennifer in garments.

‘At first, I believed, “Oh, they know tailoring to allow them to focus on it with the costume designer about the place precisely to take one thing in.”‘

'And it wasn't until Friends that I realized that I don't really look like I thought I looked,' Lisa said. 'And that's what was so jarring and that's when I was like,

‘And it wasn’t till Buddies that I spotted that I do not actually seem like I believed I regarded,’ Lisa mentioned. ‘And that is what was so jarring and that is once I was like, “I’ve gotta really drop some weight? I’ve to weight-reduction plan? Shoot”

Negative: Lisa (center) opened up about struggles she faced on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, admitting she felt 'like this mountain of a woman next to' Jennifer and Courteney (L)

Comparisons:  When requested by the hosts if it was media protection or sure headlines that triggered her to alter her perceptions, Lisa defined, ‘It was simply seeing myself on the present on the present and seeing myself in garments and seeing Courteney and Jennifer in garments.’

The Los Angeles native mentioned that she requested Courteney, 58, who performed Monica Gellar, and Jennifer, 53, who portrayed Rachel Inexperienced, to accompany her to her fittings to share their recommendation, which she mentioned they did as a result of they have been ‘like sisters.’    

‘And that is once I would see, oh, it is not nearly tailoring,’ Lisa mentioned.

‘I’m not making an attempt to say I used to be obese both,’ she clarified. ‘I used to be not. I simply had no thought of the particular form of my physique.’

The mom of 1 recalled that she got here to just accept her physique after reaching her forties. 

‘It’s OK. That is simply what I seem like,’ the actress mentioned. ‘It is OK. Do what you want to do to be wholesome however that is your physique and it is OK.’

'At first, I thought,

‘At first, I believed, “Oh, they know tailoring to allow them to focus on it with the costume designer about the place precisely to take one thing in”‘

Lisa additionally famous that she would remind herself that she didn’t aspire to have the look of a typical Hollywood main woman. 

‘You solely wished to be a personality actress. You’re not going for romantic comedies, romantic lead—you don’t do this,’ she mentioned. 

‘That’s not a enjoyable position for you anyway, so knock it off. It’s OK, you possibly can look advantageous as you might be.’

The Booksmart performer added that her husband of 26 years Michel Stern ‘at all times cherished me the best way I used to be’ and ‘wished me to be wholesome’.  

When Popcrushed cohost Penn Badgley shared his ideas on the stress that actors really feel to continually examine themselves to extra well-known stars, Lisa mentioned, ‘That’s all in your individual head, you’re doing that to your self.’

On and off screen friends: The Los Angeles native said that she asked Courteney, 58, who played Monica Gellar, and Jennifer, 53, who portrayed Rachel Green to accompany her to her fittings to share their advice, which she said they did because they were 'like sisters'

'And that's when I would see, oh, it's not just about tailoring,' Lisa said

On and off display associates: The Los Angeles native mentioned that she requested Courteney, 58, who performed Monica Gellar, and Jennifer, 53, who portrayed Rachel Inexperienced to accompany her to her fittings to share their recommendation, which she mentioned they did as a result of they have been ‘like sisters’

‘Nobody wants you to be Tom Cruise or as well-known as Tom Cruise,’ she added. 

‘For me, at the moment, it was Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan. Nobody is definitely requiring that of me.’

Lisa had beforehand revealed the physique photographs struggles that she had skilled whereas starring on Buddies throughout a 2019 look on  Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

She admitted to the comic that at instances she felt like ‘mountain’ in comparison with Jennifer and Courteney.  

The Simple A star mentioned she would usually examine herself to her feminine co-stars, each of whose characters sported extra preppy kinds than Lisa’s character Phoebe. 

Phoebe was the extra daring dresser of the group, usually donning quirky and indulgent outfits. 

Acceptance: The mother of one recalled that she came to accept her body after reaching her forties

Acceptance: The mom of 1 recalled that she got here to just accept her physique after reaching her forties

Whereas discussing the subject of physique picture, the actress mentioned: ‘Sadly for a girl, should you’re underweight, you look good. And that is all I ever acquired.

‘And once I was too skinny I used to be sick on a regular basis. A chilly, sinus an infection, some sort of flu. I used to be at all times sick,’ she added. 

When requested by Marc if she was ‘skinny on goal’, she responded saying: ‘Yeah, for positive.’

She added that working alongside Jennifer and Courteney usually made her really feel self-conscious about her personal physique.  

‘You see your self on TV and it is that, “Oh, my God, I am only a mountain of a lady.” I am already larger than Courteney and Jennifer – larger, like my bones really feel larger,’ she defined.

‘I simply felt like this mountain of a girl subsequent to them,’ she added. 

Friends forever: Last week, Jennifer and Courteney marked Lisa's 59th birthday with heartwarming tributes on Instagram; seen in 2003 at the People's Choice Awards

Buddies ceaselessly: Final week, Jennifer and Courteney marked Lisa’s 59th birthday with heartwarming tributes on Instagram; seen in 2003 on the Individuals’s Alternative Awards

Nevertheless, the trio of actresses have remained shut associates through the years for the reason that iconic present concluded. 

Final week, Jennifer and Courteney marked Lisa’s 59th birthday with heartwarming tributes on Instagram.  

 ‘Comfortable birthday @lisakudrow,’ Jennifer wrote on a snap of the 2 ladies taken on the twenty ninth Individuals’s Alternative Awards in 2003, which she shared to her Instagram Tales. 

All together: The Friends cast reunited for the HBO Max reunion special last May; Aniston pictured with Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Kudrow

All collectively: The Buddies forged reunited for the HBO Max reunion particular final Might; Aniston pictured with Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Kudrow

‘I like you,’ she added on the subsequent slide, which featured a GIF of them leaping up and down as Rachel and Phoebe.      

In one other photograph Aniston confirmed off her affection for Lisa, giving her a kiss on the temple because the blonde star made a kissing face on the digital camera. 

The actress added a purple coronary heart emoji, a birthday cake emoji and a kissy face to the snap.   

Courteney added her personal birthday greeting to her pal, sharing a video in her Instagram tales of the 2 of them sitting on a settee and laughing. 

The Homecourt founder wrote ‘Comfortable Birthday loot! You make all the things higher! And funnier!’  

The Buddies forged – together with Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc – reunited for the HBO Max reunion particular final Might, at which era Kudrow instructed PEOPLE how deep of a bond she shared along with her co-stars.

‘I really feel like we will decide up proper the place we left off, and no time’s handed. We’re related it doesn’t matter what,’ she mentioned. 

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