‘Friends’ Star Lisa Kudrow Says Her Son Thought Jennifer Aniston Was His Mommy

In the fourth quarter of Friends, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) agreed to be a surrogate mother for her half – brother, Frank Jr. (Giovanni Ribisi) and his wife Alice (Debra Jo Rupp). In real life, Kudrow was pregnant. Phoebe was born three times in season 5, months after she got Julian in real life in May 1998. Julian apparently became a fan of Rachel (Jennifer Aniston).

Trio of friends
LR: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox | Danny Feld / NBCU Photo Bank

Kudrow was a guest of Rob Lowe Literally! podcast on January 14. She told Lowe about her experience as a working mother on the other five and a half seasons of Friends.

Lisa Kudrow did not take her son to the ‘Friends’ set

Kudrow said she avoided bringing Julian to the set. She knew she would not be able to give him full daytime attention, due to filming requests Friends.

“When I was there, I was there,” Kudrow said. “Because my son was so small, I think he was five or six when we finished, a set is not a place for a child to run around and realize that he is right to enough, cried the bell, sh. It wasn’t a fun place for him so it wasn’t that big.

Lisa Kudrow also wanted to maintain the line between ‘Friends’ and ‘Mommy’

Kudrow said she also didn’t want Julian to see her play a different character. She wanted him to be known just as “mammy,” not Phoebe Friends. In addition, Phoebe gave birth to three petals, but they became an aunt when Frank and Alice raised them. Kudrow was Julian’s full-time mother.

Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston
LR: Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston Paul Drinkwater / NBCU / NBCUniversal Photo Bank via Getty Images

When Kudrow took Julian around the other side Friends throwing, Aniston’s charisma put it in too.

“When he saw Jennifer, he wanted to crawl in her lap,” Kudrow lamented. “Well, okay, you love her. A lot of people do. That’s fine. She is beautiful. ”

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