Lisa Kudrow says she felt like a 'mountain of a woman' next to her 'Friends' co-stars

The actress said she felt constant pressure to be thin as she worked alongside Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston in the hit '90s TV show.
2:27 | 05/22/19

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Transcript for Lisa Kudrow says she felt like a 'mountain of a woman' next to her 'Friends' co-stars
kudrow who is getting candid about her struggle to have a positive body image while she starred on the hit show and Amy is back with more on this. That's right. Lisa kudrow revealing on Marc Maron's podcast how on the screen with Jennifer aniston and courteney cox made her feel hoe but she looks and still struggles with it today. Known for her larger than life personality on the hit series "Friends." Did you call the phone company? Maybe they could change the message and number? I think after this he'll be doing that himself. Reporter: While it's all smiles on screen, this morning a shocking revelation from Lisa kudrow opening up about how she struggled with negative body image issues while playing her role as phoebe. Kudrow talking for the first time on Marc Maron's podcast admitting being a celebrity hasn't always been easy saying that during the show she regularly lost weight on purpose. You see yourself on TV and it's that, I'm just a mountain of a girl. I'm already bigger than courteney and Jennifer. I felt like this mountain of a woman next to them. She is 5'8" and says looking smaller on TV is prized in Hollywood. Unfortunately for a woman, if you're underweight, you look good. Yeah. Yeah. And that's all I ever got. Reporter: And the extra pressure of trying to stay thin for the show ultimately impacted her health and well being. When I was too thin, I was sick all the time. Like -- A cold, a sinus infection. You were skinny on purpose. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, my god. You rotten boys. Reporter: To this day even though the show has been off the air for more than 15 year, kudrow says she still is self-conscious about her weight. It's not fat. It's like loose muscle and then I just go, all right. So what? All right. Just -- you're older. That's a good thing. And kudrow says she still has to battle all the time with body many imagine issues but tries to be more at peace with it and that's -- you know what, growing older is a gift and that's what we all have to remember. Yes, it is. My kids' favorite show and they love her. Same as my girls. And we all love her.

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