Lisa Kudrow Explains Why She Hated the Studio Audience’s Laughter During the Filming of ‘Friends’

Lisa Kudrow is clearing things up after her ‘Friends’ co-star Jennifer Aniston said in an interview last month that she hated it when the studio audience laughed during live tapings of the beloved ’90s sitcom.

Aniston made the comments in a Variety’s “Actors on Actors” interview with “Abbott Elementary” creator Quinta Brunson, in which he spoke about filming “Friends” to an audience that laughed and clapped.

“Lisa Kudrow, by the way, hated it when the audience laughed,” Aniston said, laughing. “She’d be like, ‘Ugh, are you still — I’m not done yet! It’s not that funny!’

Kudrow clarified her feelings in a new video interview with ET.

“It irritated me when they laughed too long. God bless them. They were so excited to be there that sometimes the laughter just lasted longer than if they had been laughing at something else,” she explained.

“I was like, ‘Okay, take it easy, it’s not that funny. There’s more to say!'” she added.

Kudrow spoke with ET to promote her new fantasy series on Apple TV+, “Time Bandits,” based on the 1981 film by Terry Gilliam.

She plays the lead role of time-traveling adventurers in the series from Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Iain Morris.

“Taika had reached out to me and said, ‘Jemaine and I wrote this, we’re filming in New Zealand. Would you ever consider that?’ And, ‘Yes! Why would I say no to you two?'” she said of her involvement in the production.

“Time travel? I love it! And I love history. I’m kind of a history buff,” Kudrow told ET of the series, which premieres July 24. “And it’s just fun.”

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