Lisa Kudrow Reveals She Felt Like A 'Mountain of a Woman' Next to Friends Co-Stars

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"I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them."


Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on Friends, is best known for her wacky humour plus songs like, 'Smelly Cat' and 'My Sticky Shoe'. But despite the playful exterior, it would seem there was more going on behind the scenes than even we (who have probably watched the series ten times over) could guess.

In an interview on podcast WTF with Marc Maron, Lisa, now 55-year-old, revealed how seeing herself on TV affected her weight. 

"Unfortunately for a woman, if you're underweight, you look good and that's all I ever got," she said after being asked if she had ever gotten "really skinny" to the point people asked if she was OK.

"Because you see yourself on TV and it's that, 'Oh my God, I'm just a mountain of a girl,'" she said. "I'm already bigger than Courteney [Cox] and Jennifer [Aniston]."

"My bones feel bigger. I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them," she added.

"When I was too thin, I was sick all the time."

Lisa added that she still battles with her weight, even 15 years after the series ended, but that she has the support of her former co-stars:

"I have a whole battle all the time," she said. "I end up with, 'So what? So, alright. You're older. That's a good thing. Why is that a bad thing?'"

"I mean, anyone who has friends for a long time I think can relate. Courteney's shown up for everything. Everything!"

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Written By Ally Parker