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Friends fame Lisa Kudrow opens up about insecurities and body dysmorphia

Friends fame Lisa Kudrow opens up about insecurities and body dysmorphia

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Lisa Kudrow, known for playing the iconic character Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom Friends, said that she suffered from body dysmorphia. She described the feeling to be a "jarring emotion".

She revealed that starring in Friends with female stars Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston helped her see the reality of her body and her body perception changed.

Kudrow played a boho white woman who grew up on the streets in the mid-1990s show. At the time, she wrongly felt like a 'stick' like her sister and father. "I didn't see it. I had no waist. I didn't see it at all. I thought I was just really skinny and I could just do whatever," reported

The 59-year-old recalled looking at her pictures and thinking "Wow, pictures really distort reality". "It wasn't until Friends that I realised that I don't really look like I thought I looked. That's what was so jarring and that's when I was like, I've gotta actually lose weight? Do I have to diet? Shoot," she added.

Lisa further said seeing herself on screen and how the female trio looked in those clothes changed her perception. She added that it took her time to learn that clothes are not just about tailoring. "I asked Aniston and Cox to accompany her to various fittings to offer their wisdom."

The actress clarified that she was not overweight but did not have an idea about the actual shape of her body. She added that she began to accept her body in her 40s and prioritised being healthy.

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