Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon get candid about their 2019 drama-series The Morning Show, and share their experiences
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
Behind the glitz and glamour of the fictional UBA morning news show lies a complex world of ambition, power struggles, and personal lives intertwined. The series delves into the hidden realities of those who bring the news to millions each day, exposing the cutthroat competition and internal politics that simmer beneath the surface. Through the lens of their lives, the show explores the challenging and often conflicting demands of maintaining professional success while navigating personal struggles.
About The Morning Show
Inspired by Brian Stelter's 2013 book – Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, the series premiered on AppleTV+ in 2019. The show takes a dramatic turn when the male co-anchor is removed from the program amidst accusations of sexual misconduct. As information about these accusations unfolds, the narrative examines the #MeToo movement from diverse viewpoints.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon talk about the show
Recently the main leads, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon got candid about their show, and talked about their experiences while working for The Morning Show with Variety. For the unversed, Aniston and Witherspoon are also the co-producers of The Morning Show. It's been more than twenty years that Aniston and Witherspoon have been friends. The duo first collaborated in the FRIENDS sitcom, where they played the role of siblings. The Morning Show Season 3 was recently released in September with ten episodes on AppleTV+.
However, when the interviewer asked how it felt when they heard about a trip into space, Jennifer replied, “Wow. Going into space, huh? Personally, I was like, “I would never do that! You’ve got to be out of your freaking mind!” To that Reese immediately acknowledged Aniston and said, “I would never do that either!”
Later when the interviewer asked Aniston how she and Jon Hamm prepared themselves for the intimate scene in The Morning Show, as it's quite expressive, to that question, Jennifer revealed that director Mimi Leader asked her if she needed any intimate coordinator to feel less uncomfortable, but she clearly rejected it.
Aniston shared her view on the intimate scene
“Having Mimi there, you’re protected. I never felt uncomfortable. Jon was such a gentleman, always.” The 54-year-old actress said, “I mean every move, every cut, ‘You OK?’ It was also very choreographed. That’s the beauty of Mimi and our gorgeous editor, the music and lighting. So, you don’t prepare. They asked us if we wanted an intimacy coordinator. I’m from the olden days, so I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ They said, ‘When someone asks you if you’re OK,’ and I’m like, ‘Please, this is awkward enough!’ We are seasoned. We can figure this one out. And we had Mimi there.”
Back in November, AppleTV confirmed that The Morning Show’s Season 4 has been renewed even before Season 3 was aired. Hence, Season 4 is currently under production, and it is definitely happening, although they did not reveal the release date.