Lisa Kudrow confesses having trouble playing Phoebe in Friends Season 3; says Matt LeBlanc came to the rescue

Lisa Kudrow, who is fondly known as Phoebe Buffay from the iconic sitcom, Friends, got candid about how she struggled to play the character and how it was Matt LeBlanc who gave her some great advice to calm down her inhibitions.
Lisa Kudrow could not identify with the personality of her iconic Friends character, Phoebe Buffay.Lisa Kudrow could not identify with the personality of her iconic Friends character, Phoebe Buffay.
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Almost 25 years ago, Friends premiered its first episode. We were welcomed into the world of six relatable characters (Rachel Greene, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Ross Geller) and our lives was never the same again. We laughed with them, we cried with them and we fell in love with them! After 10 glorious years, Friends bid adieu and ever since reunion rumours have flocked the Internet and make an appearance every now and then! While some cast members, like Jennifer Aniston, are up for a reunion, some members, like David Schwimmer, would give the reunion a miss!

In the upcoming episode of Hiking With Kevin, Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon had Lisa Kudrow as his guest who got candid about her Friends days. Lisa revealed that she had an extremely tough time playing Phoebe Buffay, irrespective of the fact that she has played "dumb girls" before. Kudrow feels that she somehow tricked the makers during her audition and that she only got the part of Phoebe because she was the only one who could cope with the audition process.

Furthermore, the 56-year-old actress confessed that she had to "work hard at being Phoebe" and in paticular, season 3, she was "struggling so much."

It was her co-star Matt LeBlanc, who we know as Joey from Friends, that came to Lisa's resue with some great advice. Lisa revealed, "He went, 'You’re her. Relax. You got it. You’ve been doing this f—ing character for three years. You’re working too hard. That’s your problem: You don’t need to work as hard. Relax.' And he was right!"

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Well, it looks like Matt's advice worked like a charm on Kudrow who ended up taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for season 4!

Who was your favourite character on Friends? Let us know your views in the comments section below.


Joey is my favorite!

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