Lisa Kudrow has been discussing the nose job that she had when she was aged just 16-years-old, describing it as “life-altering.”
Kudrow admitted to The Saturday Evening Post, that she thought she was hideous before she underwent the operation. The 50-year-old remarked, “I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous.”
Discussing the reasons for the surgery, the actress continued, “I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change. That was life-altering.”
During her interview, Kudrow went on to admit that she came face to face with anti-semitism during her childhood too. The Friends actress, who shot to fame thanks to her portrayal as Phoebe Buffay in the beloved sitcom, grew up in a Jewish family in California, after being born in Los Angeles in 1963.
Kudrow noted, “In college there was more anti-Semitism than before college, because there were people who never met a Jew before. A friend of mine, when she found out I was Jewish, said, ‘Really? Oh I don’t like Jews….'”
In the candid exchange, Kudrow also mentioned how she was also abandoned by two of her best friends when she was younger, which left her heartbroken. However, her 20-year-old elder sister would then seek her out and join her for lunch at the school as she had no one else to sit alongside and eat with.
The actress continued, “She would find out when our half days were, when everyone would go out to lunch and I would have no one to eat with. She would pick me up and take me to lunch.”
Kudrow still appreciates her siblings actions to this day, admitting, “That’s extraordinary to me. It was just very generous of her to be so sensitive and aware, even though there was nothing anyone could do.”
The actress confided that her two former pals simply decided they didn’t want to be friends with her when they were in junior high.
She remarked, “That happened in the seventh grade when we moved from sixth grade to a new school. So they knew some people, and I didn’t. Eventually they got tired of me being a tag-along. It was just mean. And all of junior high felt upside down to me. It was not, like, the nice people who were popular; it wasn’t the entertaining people – it was the meanest people who were popular.”
Can you relate to Lisa Kudrow’s high school problems?
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