Jennifer Aniston planned her comeback with 'The Morning Show' because she 'missed being part of a show' after 'Friends' ended
Jennifer Aniston is all set to return to the small screen after being on popular sitcom 'Friends' which ended 15 years ago. She will star in as well as produce the Apple TV+ original series titled 'The Morning Show'.
Around twenty-five years ago, Jennifer Aniston won over the hearts of millions with her iconic role as Rachel Green in the NBC comedy series 'Friends'.
The popular sitcom ended around 15 years ago and since then, Aniston has starred in several movies and films. Now, the actress will be making a comeback to TV and is ready to take on an entirely different role. She will star in as well as produce Apple TV+’s original series titled 'The Morning Show'.
The show will be based on the dynamics of a news program that is faced with sexual misconduct allegations against one of the hosts. As reported by People, a source shared, "Acting and at the same time producing was intense for Jen." The show will be ready to be released on November 1 on Apple TV+.
The source added that the role needed Aniston to be filming late into the night after which they would have meetings during the day. "She missed being part of a show. She is very proud of it," the source shared. “I understand that, with people having connections to Friends,” she told EW. “I understand the isolation — not wanting to be seen, not wanting to be public, not wanting to have to go on a red carpet. It's not always easy to go out there and be the person that you have to be.”
She will be joining her co-star and fellow executive producer Reese Witherspoon who had guest-starred on Friends as Aniston's younger sister. Both the women are ecstatic about the reunion. The actresses had pitched an idea of the show to Apple in 2017 but everything changed when the #MeToo movement began. The show which was fictional seemed like anything but. Aniston spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said, "When #MeToo happened … it’s like, we can’t not address it."
In the upcoming series, Aniston will be playing the character of Alex Levy who is forced to address the country after her co-host Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) gets fired post allegations of sexual misconduct. Once Carell gets fired, Aniston needs to keep up her positive appearance in the public eye.
"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," Aniston revealed.