A 'Friends' guest star told Lisa Kudrow she was only 'f-ckable' after putting on makeup

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In today's gross sexism news, Lisa Kudrow revealed on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday night (March 1) that a Friends guest star basically told her she was only attractive when she wore makeup. Let's all take a second to scream into our pillows, groan loudly, and set fire to the patriarchy.

Kudrow, who played the free-spirited Phoebe Buffay for 10 seasons on Friends, opened up about this experience after a WWHL viewer asked about the worst behavior she witnessed from a guest star on the show.

"The worst behavior? Just off the top of my head? I rehearsed [the show] without makeup most of the week, and then on show night I'm in hair and makeup," Kudrow said. "And I was told [by the guest star], 'Oh wow, now you're'—can I say it?—'now you're f-ckable.' That's bad behavior I say."

When asked whether or not she "retaliated," Kudrow said, "I told Matt LeBlanc. He's like a big brother."

Actors you didn't know were on "Friends":

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FRIENDS -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe.
Tea Leoni was the first choice for Rachel, but turned it down.
Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for Rachel, too.
Eric McCormack auditioned for the role of Ross a few times.
Jon Favreau was offered the role of Chandler, but turned it down.
Jon Cryer almost auditioned for Chandler, but his audition tape got to executives too late.
Hank Azaria auditioned for Joey several times.
Lisa Kudrow beat out Kathy Griffin for the role of Phoebe.
Kudrow also beat out Jane Lynch.
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Kudrow didn't reveal who specifically said this comment, but the Internet is abuzz with theories. (If you remember, everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Bruce Willis to Brad Pitt guest-starred on Friends, so your guess is as good as ours.) Honestly, it doesn't really matter who said this: It's a vulgar, unacceptable comment that epitomizes the Hollywood sexism many actresses are just now finding the courage to discuss. When will people realize appearances are not up for commentary and criticism? Nobody deserves to be addressed in this degrading and disgusting way.

This incident happened between 1994 and 2004, but, unfortunately, the world hasn't changed that much since then. Instances like this occur every day. There is still so much work to do, but hopefully having frank conversations like this will help move things along.

Net worth of the "Friends" cast:

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Jennifer Aniston: $150 million

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Courteney Cox: $120 million

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Lisa Kudrow: $60 million

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Matthew Perry: $70 million

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Matt Leblanc: $60 million

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David Schwimmer: $80 million

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