Lisa Kudrow has learnt a lot from Phoebe Buffay

Lisa Kudrow says her Friends character Phoebe Buffay taught her how to have fun.

The 47-year-old actress says she didn’t have much in common with her character when she started out in the sitcom.

“Thanks to Phoebe, I don’t have to worry — I can have fun,” she said.

“Phoebe was very far from who I was as a person. But part of her definitely rubbed off on me, inspired me to be more optimistic.”