Lisa Kudrow didn't think she suited playing Phoebe in Friends: 'It wasn’t really me'
Can you picture anyone but Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe in Friends?
We definitely can't – but Lisa was actually very apprehensive about the role.
The actress, who played the quirky masseuse from 1994 to 2004, has admitted that she didn't think she was a good fit for the character.
Fifteen years after the show came to an end, Lisa has revealed on Youtube series Hiking With Kevin that it was Matt Le Blanc who helped her to get her head around the part.
"I had played dumb girls for sure, but it wasn’t really me. I feel like, sh*t I tricked them," Lisa said.
"At the audition I feel I was the only one who could cope with the audition process and that’s how I got it I think.
"I had to work hard at being Phoebe, then third season in I was struggling so much. And Le Blanc was like, 'What’s going on with you?' and I was like, 'I don’t think I have it. I don’t know what I’m doing'.
"He said 'You’re her, relax, you got it, you’ve been doing this f**king character for three years. You’re working too hard, that’s your problem. You don’t need to work as hard.'"
Incredibly, Lisa also said that she's never watched the show.
"I hear it’s good!" she joked.