Lisa Kudrow Predicts Conservative Future for 'Friends' Character Phoebe
Kudrow sees soccer mom in Phoebe's future.
By ABC NEWS
November 3, 2014, 3:32 PM
• 3 min read
-- Lisa Kudrow envisioned her “Friends” character Phoebe’s future, and it’s not what you might think.
“I think she’d be a really competitive soccer mom. Just get into it,” she said on “Good Morning America” today. “Mike’s [Phoebe’s husband] the real thing, and once you have kids you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I have to do right by them.’ She became me."
The “Comeback” actress stopped by “Good Morning America” this morning to share details on the return of her HBO show Nov. 9, teasing moments that include a "Friends" shout-out.
When asked whether any of her former "Friends" co-stars will appear on the new show, she said, "We say someone's name. Now everyone's going to watch just to hear the name.”
Kudrow, 51, has been making the rounds lately to promote the show, stopping by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week and spilling some more “Friends” secrets, including its racy start.
“When we were shooting the pilot, the network got really nervous because Monica [played by Courteney Cox], she sleeps with, on the first date, with this guy,” Kudrow said. “He didn't have a name. He was like the salesman guy. They were really nervous that the audience won’t like her because she’s sleeping with him on the first date [and maybe think] it’s slutty.”
The network prepared a survey for audience members with questions about how the situation involving Monica and the salesman made them feel, Kudrow said.
“Most of them were like, ‘It’s fine!’” she said, adding that they seemed a bit irritated to have been asked questions like that.
Kudrow’s appearance on Kimmel this week followed a special “Friends” reunion earlier in the year, where all the funny ladies from the show -- Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Kudrow -- stopped by the late-night talk show to pay homage to the sitcom that aired from 1994 to 2004.
“That was so fun,” Kudrow said. “That was a little weird. It was really good.”