“Friends” actress Lisa Kudrow was apparently disturbed by her son’s reaction to her role in the hit NBC sitcom Tuesday, saying that it felt “demeaning.”
The not-so-friendly comment was revealed by Kudrow, 58, during an interview with Seth Meyers on his late-night television show.
According to Kudrow, her 24-year-old son, Julian Murray Stern, was surprised by the humor in it.
“He was impressed. He goes, ‘It’s actually really funny,’ ” said Kudrow.
But he seemed to be more bowled over by other members of the ensemble cast.
“He said, ‘It’s actually really funny, and I mean, the guys are so funny.’ And he’s like, ‘No, I mean, you’re funny, too.’ And never in my life have I wanted to tell my own kid, like, ‘F – – k you!’ ”
Kudrow said that she didn’t actually say the word — but she did think it.
“I mean, listen, it’s not required that you’re a fan. You don’t have to like what I do,” continued “The Comeback” star.
“But don’t be so demeaning! Wow!”
Kudrow also revealed that while her son isn’t a “Friends” superfan, he was at least a fan of her other show “The Comeback,” which he binged while quarantining with COVID-19.
“[He] called me up and said, ‘So, I just watched the first two episodes. It’s really good, Mom.’ I said, ‘Thanks,’ he said, ‘Can I ask you some questions about that?” recounted Kudrow.
“Like, yes! I almost started crying! I didn’t think that anyone in my family liked that show,” she confessed.