Why Lisa Kudrow Refuses To Watch 'Friends'

The iconic sitcom is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

'Friends' star Lisa Kudrow may have starred as one of the show's central characters in the form of the beloved ditz Phoebe, but that doesn't mean you'll catch her watching re-runs of the sitcom any time soon.

Speaking to ET during a screening of her new comedy 'Booksmart', the actress said she doesn't "know the last time" she watched the show, adding that she's not interested in rewatching any episodes.

Lisa Kudrow. Image: Friends

"I don't watch it if it's on," Kudrow shared. "I might not like myself [on the show], so I'd rather not risk that."

She did, however, reminisce on her favourite parts about filming the series -- which aired its first episode way back in 1994 -- with the star revealing her fondest memory to be when the gang shot the pilot episode.

“The pilot,” Kudrow said when asked about her favourite memory. “I think it’s 25 years to right now since we finished the pilot and got picked up. Just how thrilling that was.”

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The cast of 'Friends'. Image Getty

She continued, “We were like little puppy dogs, just climbing all over each other and playing and playing games and wanted to be together all the time. It was fun.”

Kudrow's latest flick 'Booksmart' follows two successful, intelligent high school seniors, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), who suddenly decide to cut loose and enjoy a wild, fun high school experience that they previously had a chance to enjoy.

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Kudrow plays Amy's mother in the film, with the actress adding that the movie reminded her of when she starred in the iconic 1997 comedy classic, 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion'.

"Even though [Romy and Michele] were idiots and these girls are really smart -- and it was about a different time with a completely different tone -- it's ultimately about best friends," Kudrow shared.

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