How ‘Friends’ Costars Triggered Body Insecurities

Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Courteney Cox
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Feeling the strain. Lisa Kudrow revealed how appearing alongside Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox on Pals led to her personal physique insecurities.

“I assumed I used to be simply actually skinny,” Kudrow, 59, mentioned of her physique notion as a younger lady throughout an August look on the “Popcrushed” podcast, which lately resurfaced. “I can do no matter. [But] no, particularly in highschool [I thought I was skinny]. And I checked out photos [at that time] and [would] say, ‘Wow, photos actually distort actuality.’”

The California native defined that it “wasn’t till Pals that I noticed, ‘Oh, I don’t seem like I assumed I regarded.’”

Kudrow, who performed Phoebe Buffay on the NBC sitcom, added: “And that’s what was so jarring, and that’s when it was like, ‘Oh, I’ve obtained to really shed extra pounds? I’ve to food regimen? Shoot.’”

The Emmy winner pointed to her costars — whom she labored with from 1994 to 2004 — because the supply of her insecurities.

“It was simply seeing myself on the present and seeing myself in garments and seeing Courteney and Jennifer in garments,” she recalled. “And at first I assumed, ‘Oh, as a result of they know, like, tailoring, to allow them to focus on it with the costume designer about the place precisely to take one thing in.’”

Kudrow remembered asking one among them to come back to her becoming as a result of they had been like her “sisters” and she or he trusted their opinions.

“That’s once I would see, ‘Oh, OK, it’s not nearly tailoring.’ And I’m not attempting to say I used to be obese, both. I used to be not,” the Comeback alum defined. “I simply had no concept the form of my precise physique.”

The P.S. I Love You actress revealed that her physique picture shifted as she grew up.

“Possibly not until, like, my late 30s or 40s … I simply realized, ‘Oh no — it’s OK. That is simply what I seem like. That’s OK,’” Kudrow concluded. “Do what you must do to be wholesome, however that is your physique [and] it’s OK.”

The Romy and Michele’s Excessive Faculty Reunion star beforehand opened up about how she struggled with physique positivity when being in comparison with her Pals castmates, noting that despite the fact that she was skinny she didn’t really feel skinny.

“You see your self on TV and it’s that, ‘Oh, my God, I’m only a mountain of a lady,’” Kudrow mentioned throughout a Could 2019 look on the “WTF With Marc Maron” podcast. “I’m already larger than Courteney and Jennifer — larger, my bones really feel larger.”

The actress — who’s three inches taller than each Aniston, 53, and Cox, 58 — added: “I simply felt like this mountain of a girl subsequent to them.”