The 56-year-old star made her comments while hiking with Kevin Nealon for an episode of his YouTube web series Hiking With Kevin, which was posted on Thursday. Kudrow, a graduate of the prestigious Vassar College, where she majored in Biology, rose to fame as an actress with her popular, eccentric and somewhat ditzy role on Friends, which aired for 10 seasons until 2004.
"I had played dumb girls, sure. But it wasn't really me," Kudrow told Nealon. "I feel like s--t, I tricked them. At the audition, I was the only one who could cope with the audition process and that's how I got it, I think. So I had to work hard at being Phoebe, you know."
After a few years, LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on the show, noticed something was wrong and gave Kudrow a needed pep talk.