LONDON – Jennifer Aniston returns to television on Friday in “The Morning Show”, a novel current for Apple Inc’s new subscription video service, whereby the actress reunites with her “Friends” sister Reese Witherspoon.
In the 10-episode program, Aniston performs a well-known television journalist on a fictional morning program whose male co-presenter, carried out by Steve Carell, has been fired amid sexual harassment accusations.
The 50-year-old actress, who rose to world stardom via “Friends”, starred in a string of movies after the hit 1994-2004 assortment ended, collectively with “Horrible Bosses”, “The Break-Up” and “Marley & Me” on prime of some cameos on television reveals.
“It wasn’t really about TV versus film,” Aniston suggested reporters at a London screening of “The Morning Show” about taking over a television starring place.
“It was really the show … I love morning talk shows and getting to learn about the world behind it is just fascinating … It was the most rewarding thing I’ve done in years.”The Morning Show” appears to be at factors highlighted by the #MeToo movement – which has drawn consideration to sexual harassment and abuse of women throughout the fields of leisure, enterprise, and politics – as well as to ageism.
“I haven’t necessarily felt that ageism has affected me only because I feel like I’m working more than I’ve ever worked,” Aniston acknowledged.
“The #MeToo of it all, we’re all kind of trying to find our way and understand this new normal. And I think the show does a really good job of shedding a light on that.”
Oscar-winner Witherspoon, who carried out Aniston’s sister on “Friends”, portrays a youthful reporter. Both actresses have been moreover authorities producers on “The Morning Show”.
“It’s different now. We have a lot more experience. We have a lot more wisdom. We’ve learned a lot,” Witherspoon suggested reporters on working with Aniston as soon as extra. “And we feel we’ve learned the stories we want to tell.”
Apple TV+ launches on Friday.
Asked how a set can stand out when streaming firms are repeatedly launching distinctive content material materials, authorities producer Michael Ellenberg acknowledged: “Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell – is probably the simplest thing.”
“And then it was an amazing opportunity to be part of Apple’s launch … it’s a company that knows how to create a moment when the iPhone comes out, you know it’s coming out. And I think everyone knows our show is coming out right now too.”