Lisa Kudrow, 58, reveals she had to do an extra audition to land role of Phoebe Buffay in Friends

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Lisa Kudrow, 58, reveals she needed to do an additional audition to land the position of Phoebe Buffay in Mates… after the director had beforehand FIRED her from Frasier

Lisa Kudrow needed to do an additional audition for Mates.

The 58-year-old actress – who performed Phoebe Buffay within the basic sitcom between 1994 and 2004 – admitted her path to the position was harder than her co-stars’.

That’s as a result of Mates director James Burrows was not instantly satisfied by her.

Hurdles: Lisa Kudrow needed to do an additional audition for Mates. The 58-year-old actress – who performed Phoebe Buffay within the basic sitcom between 1994 and 2004 – admitted her path to the position was harder than her co-stars’; seen in June

Explaining that Burrows had beforehand fired her from the position of Roz in Frasier after the pilot episode wrapped in 1993, Lisa mentioned: ‘I used to be solid in Frasier as Roz, mistakenly solid. I did not know that on the time. 

‘I knew that Jim clocked that I used to be fallacious from the desk learn and so I believed, “Oh he does not like me or what I do.”‘

She added, ‘So then we’re doing Mates and I needed to do a particular audition for Jim Burrows. You need to do auditions for producers and studio, community however in between all of that, I needed to go in and browse for Jim Burrows.

But she did make it! (l-r) Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

However she did make it! (l-r) Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Inexperienced, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

The back story: Kudrow said Friends director James Burrows was not immediately convinced by her. Seen far left with (L to R) Cox, Perry and Aniston

The again story: Kudrow mentioned Mates director James Burrows was not instantly satisfied by her. Seen far left with (L to R) Cox, Perry and Aniston

‘I believed perhaps everybody needed to do it however I discovered a couple of years in the past that I used to be the one one. Simply to be sure that it was all pleased with Jimmy that I performed Phoebe.

‘So [on set for the pilot] I mentioned, “Ugh, f****** Jimmy Burrows is directing this.” It was extra like in defeat than anger.’

Lisa revealed she had some points with Burrows’ stage instructions however they in the end cleared the air.

The reunion: Kudrow, Aniston, Cox, Schwimmer, LeBlanc and Perry join James Corden and Ben Winston

The reunion: Kudrow, Aniston, Cox, Schwimmer, LeBlanc and Perry be a part of James Corden and Ben Winston

Showing on Jess Cagle Podcast with Julia Cunnigham, she added: ‘We had been on the point of do a run-through and I’ve to do my Phoebe monologue and he is like “Lisa, sit underneath the desk to learn the monologue, do it underneath the desk, she’s on the market.”

‘And I simply went, “My God, I can not join with anybody. If you’ll want to display how a lot my character does not belong with these individuals… I did the perfect I might after which after the run-through David Crane [Friends co-creator] says, “Lisa, it is enjoyable that you simply’re underneath the desk” as if it was my thought, “However I am undecided that it really works.”‘

‘And I simply went “OK, yeah” however Jimmy admitted it was his thought after which I knew I might belief him.’

More on this: Appearing on Jess Cagle Podcast with Julia Cunnigham, she added: 'We were getting ready to do a run-through and I have to do my Phoebe monologue and he's like "Lisa, sit under the table to read the monologue, do it under the table, she's out there"'

Extra on this: Showing on Jess Cagle Podcast with Julia Cunnigham, she added: ‘We had been on the point of do a run-through and I’ve to do my Phoebe monologue and he is like “Lisa, sit underneath the desk to learn the monologue, do it underneath the desk, she’s on the market”‘

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