And now, twenty years later when one normally assesses all the ways their previous traumas have shaped who they are, Lisa is talking about how back then being around her co-stars made her feel like the fat girl.podcast that she used to feel like shit when she had to stand next to Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston. We don’t read about her alleged botched plastic surgeries, or all of her failed relationships and loneliness the way we do with Court and Jen.And the same was true in the 90s: Jen was dating Brad Pitt, Courteney was in those movies.On this week's episode of the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast, Kudrow pulled back the curtains on the body image issues she experienced on the set of , when she constantly compared herself to co-stars Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston."You see yourself on TV, and it's that, ' Oh my god, I'm just a mountain of a girl'," she said of the thoughts that would run through her mind at the time."And I'm already bigger than Courteney and Jennifer. My bones feel bigger, I just felt like this mountain of a woman next to them."Further delving into the pressures of being under the public magnifying glass, Kudrow admitted that during the show's run, she regularly lost weight “on purpose.” And, in retrospect, she’s disappointed that her slimming down—no matter the catalyst—was always met with compliments.
“When I was too thin I was sick all the time, a cold, sinus infection, I was always sick.” Nowadays, Kudrow says she still battles with body image but has learned to accept that physical changes come with aging. You’re older that’s a good thing, why is that a bad thing?I listen to a lot of celebrity podcasts — the type that Marc Maron sort of modeled, where the podcast interviewer goes through the guest’s entire career.If you listen to enough of them, you’ll hear the same celebrities tell different variations of the same stories on different podcasts, and it’s those repeated stories that end up sticking with us the most, particularly when those stories involve other celebrities, and we also get to hear their side of the story.Weirdly, it was Jon Lovitz — one of the best friends of Lisa Kudrow’s older brother — who initially encouraged Lisa Kudrow to give comedy a shot.He’s the one who convinced Kudrow to join the Groundlings.