Analyzing Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy"

Lisa Kudrow on Showtime's "Web Therapy" She'll always be Phoebe to "Friends" fans. But the Emmy-winning actress is more than a sitcom character.

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These days, Kudrow plays Fiona Wallice, an unaccredited therapist with limited patience for others' problems on the innovative and improvised series "Web Therapy." Kudrow's character only gives her patients three minutes of her time and often cares more about herself than them.

"She's impatient and superior and judgmental...and the worst person to be a therapist," Kudrow said on "CBS This Morning."

Kudrow has taken to the driver's seat in the production of "Web Therapy." She produces, acts and writes for the series. She's also attracted some big names to help out on the show. Meryl Streep, Rosie O'Donnell and Jane Lynch are just some of the series' guest stars.

"We write lines and then it's improvised," Kudrow explained. "It's fun for people who come in and they improvise and takes half a day to shoot. ... People want to play with us. Then, as they see it, you know, they say, 'I think this is really funny.' That's when I pounce and say, 'Great, do you want to do it? We'll sign you up.'"

The series came out of the knowledge that people like to watch short videos on their computers, Kudrow said.

"People are doing everything at their computer now, their entertainment, while at work, so they'll watch these short things," she explained. "A lot of errands are being done on online and I thought it would be really funny if people could knock out therapy online."

Kudrow's web series, in the comedy vein, is still a departure from the role she's most recognized for -- Phoebe from "Friends."

Kudrow said she's appreciative of what the show was and has no regrets about "Friends," but is having fun these days when people recognize her for "Web Therapy" -- and not the long-running sitcom.

"(People) all mostly know me from 'Friends,' but it's nice that there are other things now," Kudrow said.

Kudrow is also a mother. Her son, Julian Murray, she said is "sweet" these days, but quiet.

She explained, "We don't have much nastiness. It's that normal, 'How was school? Fine, same as always. I don't want to talk.'"

Gayle King suggested asking a question of her son that doesn't require a monosyllabic answer. "They have to come up with something," she said.

Kudrow said, "He's smarter than that."

You can watch "Web Therapy" online and this summer on Showtime. 

For more with Kudrow, watch the video in the player above.

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