Friday 5 August 2022 07:52 PM Lisa Kudrow talks body insecurities while filming Friends with Jennifer Aniston ... trends now

Friday 5 August 2022 07:52 PM Lisa Kudrow talks body insecurities while filming Friends with Jennifer Aniston ... trends now
Friday 5 August 2022 07:52 PM Lisa Kudrow talks body insecurities while filming Friends with Jennifer Aniston ... trends now

Friday 5 August 2022 07:52 PM Lisa Kudrow talks body insecurities while filming Friends with Jennifer Aniston ... trends now

Lisa Kudrow admitted that she experienced body image issues after seeing herself onscreen with Friends costars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.

The 59-year-old actress, who played Phoebe Buffay on all 10 seasons of the hit sitcom from 1994 to 2004, said that her perception of her body changed after landing her breakthrough role.     

'I had body dysmorphia in the way of "Oh, I'm a stick." Just like my sister, just like my dad. And I wasn't. At all!' The Comeback star said 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 experienced body image issues after seeing herself onscreen with Friends costars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox. Seen in March 2022

She continued, 'I didn't see it. I had no waist. I didn't see it at all. I thought I was just really skinny and I could just do whatever.'

The Emmy Award winner added, 'And I would look at pictures and be like, "Wow, pictures really distort reality."  

'And it wasn't until Friends that I realized that I don't really look like I thought I looked. 

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 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

'I had body dysmorphia in the way of

'I had body dysmorphia in the way of "Oh, I'm a stick." Just like my sister, just like my dad. And I wasn't. At all!' The Comeback star said on the Wednesday episode of the Popcrushed podcast. Pictured 1994

'And that's what was so jarring and that's when I was like, "I've gotta actually lose weight? I have to diet? Shoot."'

When asked by the hosts if it was media coverage or certain headlines that caused her to change her perceptions, Lisa explained, 'It was just seeing myself on the show on the show and seeing myself in clothes and seeing Courteney and Jennifer in clothes.

'At first, I thought, "Oh, they know tailoring so they can discuss it with the costume designer about where exactly to take something 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 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, "I've gotta actually lose weight? I have to diet? 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 asked by the hosts if it was media coverage or certain headlines that caused her to change her perceptions, Lisa explained, 'It was just seeing myself on the show on the show and seeing myself in clothes and seeing Courteney and Jennifer in clothes.'

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.

'I’m not trying to say I was overweight either,' she clarified. 'I was not. I just had no idea of the actual shape of my body.'

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

'It’s OK.

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