Watch: Hasan Minhaj's 'endearing' audition with his mom for The Morning Show 2
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Watch: Hasan Minhaj's 'endearing' audition with his mom for The Morning Show 2

The actor-comedian plays the role of Reese Witherspoon's new onscreen co-host.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Sep 18, 2021
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Hasan Minhaj is a part of Apple TV+'s recently released drama series The Morning Show season two. The comedian-actor plays the role of Eric Nomani, Reese Witherspoon's character Bradley Jackson's co-host in the show. Recently, Hasan took to his Instagram page and shared a BTS video from the sets of The Morning Show as well as gave a glimpse into his audition tape.

Both Hasan and Reese perform the Baby It's Cold Outside song on the show and for the audition of the same, the actor performed with his mother Seema. Minhaj says that he was asked to send the clip when he was attending his sister's wedding. Thus, he requested his mom to join him for the tape and the actor got selected for the role instantly.

He is heard saying, "Hey, it’s Hasan Minhaj. I’m reading for the role of Eric. I’m here at home with my parents. So, my mom, Seema is going to be reading the role of Georgia. She’s not familiar with the song Baby, It’s Cold Outside."

Minhaj further says, "They see that and somehow say yes. A few weeks later, I’m laying down vocals and rehearsing with Reese. And it eventually became this. So, thank you Seema for that very endearing audition."

He captioned the video stating, "Season 2 of @themorningshow is now streaming! I gotta thank Mom for helping me get cast on the show. Sure, everyone loves @reesewitherspoon, but America’s sweetheart is Seema Minhaj."

Reese also commented on his video by writing, "Welcome to @themorningshow ! also... really glad you’re acknowledging that your mom got you this job."

Hasan Minhaj/Instagram

The Morning Show is created by Jay Carson and is inspired by Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter. The second season dropped on Apple TV+ on September 17, 2021, and every Friday a new episode will be streamed.

The series also features Jennifer Aniston in the lead role as Alex Levy alongside Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison, Mark Duplass as Charlie Black aka Chip, Steve Carell as Mitch Kessle among many others.

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