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Netflix Star Mae Martin Shares The Most Surprising Thing About Working With Lisa Kudrow

They called the 'Friends' star a "comic genius."

Toronto Staff Writer
Lisa Kudrow: 'Feel Good' Star Mae Martin Shares Surprising Thing About 'Friends' Star

Netflix star Mae Martin recently had the opportunity of a lifetime for most Friends fans — working with Lisa Kudrow.

Martin is the star and co-writer of Feel Good — the second season of which was released on June 4 — where Kudrow plays the character of their mother, Linda.

Martin told Narcity the most surprising thing about working with Kudrow "was how quickly all the nerves of her being an absolute icon kind of floated away because she was so kind, funny and smart."

On top of that, Martin also told Narcity that Kudrow understood her character so well that she would even pitch in with lines and ideas for the show, particularly in the second season.

"That was just a joy because she's a comic genius," Martin told Narcity. "So having her throw in ideas is like, please, yes!"

Feel Good is a semi-autobiographical story of Martin's life that follows their character, also called Mae Martin, as they struggle with addiction, trauma and intimate relationships.

Kudrow's character Linda is a brush of comedic gold. Stuck between being cold and aloof to unbearably coddling towards her child, Linda provides comedic relief in a way only Kudrow could deliver.

Outside of her hilarious performance on the show, Martin felt that they had a lot in common with Kudrow personally. "We're both kind of introverted and think hard about things," they said. "We just had great talks."

    Brooke Houghton
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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