After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it.
Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday.
We’re still deeply invested in Rachel and Ross’ tumultuous relationship, we’ve never given up hope on Parker (Alec Baldwin) coming back into our lives, and we can’t believe how quickly the Friends children have grown up. Are we the only ones confused by our feelings for Ben now that he’s grown up and starring in Riverdale?
But it’s not Cole Sprouse who became a conversation topic this week. Instead Lisa Kudrow, who opened up about her feelings starring alongside her female co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.
Opening up to Marc Aaron on his WTF podcast, Lisa talked candidly about body image and the struggles she had with it on the show, particularly when comparing herself to her co-stars.
‘You see yourself on TV and it’s that, “Oh, my God, I’m just a mountain of a girl,”’ she explained on the podcast. ‘I’m already bigger than Courteney and Jennifer — bigger, like my bones feel bigger. I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them.’
Going on to talk about society’s approach to weight in general, Lisa continued: ‘Unfortunately for a woman, if you’re underweight, you look good. And that’s all I ever got. When I was too thin, I was sick all the time. A cold, sinus infection… I was always sick.’
And according to Lisa, it doesn’t stop at weight, with the actress explaining that she has ‘a whole battle all the time’.
‘I end up with, “So what? So, alright. You’re older. That’s a good thing. Why is that a bad thing?”’
Like we needed another reason to love Lisa Kudrow.
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