‘Friends’ alum Lisa Kudrow touches on the disdain of being dubbed a 'celebrity'

By Melanie Aiden October 25, 2020
‘Friends’ alum Lisa Kudrow touches on the disdain of being dubbed a 'celebrity'

After spending numerous years within the acting world, Friends alum Lisa Kudrow was able to find her balance and escape from being dubbed a ‘celebrity’.

She shared these thoughts during her interview with Candis magazine. There the actress touched upon the stark contrast behind being a celebrity and an actress, and even set the record straight about what she truly loves about the craft.

Kudrow was quoted saying, “Being a celebrity is completely different from being an actor. It’s easy enough to be a celebrity, you just show up at parties and be in all the right places and get your photograph into magazines – that’s really doable.”

She also pointed out how much easier it is to simply be known as an actress rather than comb through the maze of being a celebrity. “It’s much easier than fulfilling yourself as an actor, working on your acting and finding roles that are interesting, which is actually hard.”

In regards to her fame, Kudrow was very candid and didn’t shy away from admitting how, “When Friends first took off, I thought my job was to be a celebrity and I started thinking, ‘Hmmm, should I go to this party or to that one? Should I leave now or for a few minutes more?’ And I tried it and I hated it – really, hated it.”

However, that fear soon shattered because she found the secret to continue on with a craft she loved without having to deal with the annoying ‘schmossing’ that comes along with it. Thus, with her new-found balance in toe, Kudrow chose to be with her son in school rather than on the red carpet, and in the end found her sweet spot.