‘This role never could’ve come to me any sooner than now', says Jennifer Aniston on making a comeback to TV after 15 years with ‘The Morning Show’


Jennifer Aniston graced our TV screens twenty-five years earlier as spoilt-little-rich-girl Rachel Green on the NBC’s hit sitcom Friends. While the ever-popular show has been over for a decade-and-a-half and Jennifer has headlined several films she is still best known for her character in the sitcom. However, now the actress is returning back to television in Apple TV+’s original series The Morning Show in which she will star as well as produce. The series will showcase the changing dynamics of a beloved news program that is faced with sexual misconduct allegations against Jennifer’s co-host.

Jennifer is joined in the TV series by Reese Witherspoon who interestingly played the role of her spoilt-bratty little sister Jill in Friends. She is also an executive producer on the show. The two actresses are on the cover of a popular entertainment magazine and spoke a ton about the show. Apparently, it was Morning Show executive producer Michael Ellenberg who brought the idea for the show to Reese and Jennifer in 2016. Talking about her comeback to television, Jennifer said, “I said to him, ‘I’m not completely closed down to television because it’s been pretty good.’” She further said, “When #MeToo happened…it’s like, we can’t not address it.”

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Jennifer further added, “This role never could’ve come to me any sooner than now. It’s one of the hardest jobs I’ve had. I knew I was up to the task, but then there was the excavation of all the emotions in order to create this world for this woman. All of her lifelines are falling away. I would walk out of some of those scenes feeling like a manhole cover just came off my back.”

On the other hand, a source told another international portal about the toll the show took on Jennifer. The website reported, “Acting and at the same time producing was intense for Jen. The role required filming late at night, and then they had meetings during the day. But she missed being part of a show. She is very proud of it.”

The Morning Show also stars Steve Carell and debuts on November 1 on Apple TV+.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly/People)