F.R.I.E.N.D.S is probably the most popular and well-loved sitcoms of all times. It shaped an entire generation and is still going strong on several channels and people still tune into it to see these beautiful but flawed six young people battle it out in life. F.R.I.E.N.D.S officially ended in 2004 but even after 13 years its premise, jokes and struggles are still prevalent today, so much so that people who were born when the show started in 1994 tune in to see Monica, Chandler, Ross, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel figure out the bitter truths of life. The title track of the series sung by The Rembrandts holds true to the true meaning of life and as you grow older it becomes more relevant. However, these six actors did not have it easy before they landed the cult series. Lisa Kudrow, the actor who played Phoebe Buffay recently shared some of her failures in life and how they were necessary for her in order to find her true calling and the role that would eventually make her famous.

A video that has surfaced on Facebook and has become viral shows Lisa Kudrow giving a speech at a graduation day ceremony of some school or college and she talks about the several failures that she had to face before she got the role of Phoebe Buffay in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Her speech is highly motivating and an apt one to be seen on a Monday morning. In her speech, Lisa Kudrow says that life often does not go as we have planned. All our planning and dreams might come undone with only a small push or a nudge. However, she says not to lose heart because with the failures comes a glimmer of hope and one needs to keep faith in yourself because there is a reason for everything.

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Lisa Kudrow recounted how she was chucked out of the popular sitcom Frasier and messed up on several auditions but still kept going and finally landed the role of Phoebe Buffay in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. She says in the video that before landing her role in F.R.I.E.N.D.S she was almost broke and was surviving on her last amount of savings. However, life had something else planned for her and she landed the cult role and the rest is history.

Watch her speech here:

Lisa Kudrow says in her speech, “the 20s are those years in which you are really getting acquainted to self doubt when it’s seemingly so much at stake. So let me reassure you. It’s not supposed to be easy, you’re supposed to have moments of uncertainty.” The video has been raking in some very nice and commendable comments. Sample a few comments below.

Life brings unexpected changes

There is always a way

The reason is out there and good things comes to those who keep faith

Lisa Kudrow’s speech video has over 20 million views and has been shared 216,299 times with over 23,000 comments since it was shared on the Facebook page. If you’re struggling in life and feeling down and out then this video is a must watch for you.