Lisa Kudrow Speaks on Her “Life Altering” Nose Job Aged 16

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Former ‘Friends’ actress Lisa Kudrow has revealed that a nose job aged 16 turned her life around. Before it happened, she was having a hard time at school and felt ugly. After the nose job, she moved schools and felt like she was ready to start afresh with more confidence in herself.  She even calls the nose job “life altering” because of how much it changed her and her feelings towards her own image at the time:

“That was life altering. I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. 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.”

Lisa also reveals that in the past, she has been experienced anti-Semitism in college and she was surprised at the time:

 “Yes, I have. 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.”

On if people continue to call her Phoebe despite the show ending back in 2004, the actress says it often happens but she is still welcoming to fans:

“Yes, they do. I don’t turn around. I never turn around. If someone’s in front of me, I’ll smile and try to be nice. But I don’t like taking pictures. Autographs are fine.”