The actress opened up to ET’s Carly Steel at the premiere of her new animated film, The Boss Baby, on Monday, recounting a story she recently told on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen about a guest star who body shamed and sexualized her.
According to Kudrow, the anecdote generated far more outrage than she imagined, explaining how people have been saying things like, “‘Oh my god, this hideous, horrible hate crime occurred,’ and you know, I just don’t feel like that is what happened.”
On WWHL last Thursday, the actress was asked about her worst guest star experience while shooting Friends.
“The worst behavior, just off the top of my head,” Kudrow recalled, “I rehearsed without makeup most of the week, and then on show night, I’m in hair and makeup, and was told ‘Oh wow … Now you’re f**kable!'”
While she refused to reveal who the actor in question was, Kudrow told ET that she doesn’t think the incident was as bad as it has since been made out to be.
“I feel like someone was nervous before doing the show and was trying to be funny and said something that made me a little uncomfortable,” Kudrow shared. “And then three minutes later, I was fine.”
During her appearance on WWHL, Kudrow also got candid about the possibility of a Friends reunion, explaining, “I don’t see it happening.”
“It would be fun, but what would it be about?” she questioned. “The thing we liked best about the show was that they were 20-somethings and they were their own family. Now, they all have families, so what are we going to watch?”
Kudrow, who is currently starring in DreamWorks’ animated comedy The Boss Baby, has a family of her own as well, including her 18-year-old son, Julian — however she says he’s “not a fan” of her films.
“He likes me fine, but he’s not a fan and he doesn’t need to be, right?” Kudrow shared. “I mean, he’s not not a fan [and] I prefer him as a son.”
The Boss Baby — co-starring starring Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Buscemi and Tobey Maguire — hits theaters March 31.