PFS News on 13 Sep, 2019Raw DataLisa Kudrow struggled playing Pheobe For American actress, Lisa Kudrow, playing Phoebe Buffay on the iconic sitcom, Friends, was not easy, until her co-star Matt LeBlanc helped her. The star spoke of the experience on an episode of the YouTube web series, Hiking with Kevin. "I had played dumb girls. But it wasn't really me," Kudrow told the host, "At the audition, I was the only one who could cope with the audition process and that's how I got it. So I had to work hard at being Phoebe, you know." There were days, when LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on the show, had to sit down and talk to Kudrow to help her get into character. "And then like third season in, I was struggling so much. Leblanc was like, 'What's going on with you?' And I said, 'I can't, I don't think I have it, I mean, I don't know what I'm doing.' And he went, 'You're her, relax, you got it. You're working too hard. That's your problem.’” Friends, an NBC sitcom, ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004.