Jennifer Aniston’s Op-Ed On ‘The Morning Show’

Jennifer Aniston talks ‘The Morning Show’ and how it’s changed her life, plus how the show has changed America’s take on the actress.


 Carla Kakouris

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: August 19th, 2020 1:33 pm pst

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Move over Friends, because The Morning Show is making its way into America’s lives.  While it’s two completely different types of shows, they both have one thing in common – Jennifer Aniston. The famous actress isn’t just one of the main characters, but also a producer of the show. In an interview she did with the LA Times, she said “felt like a two year cleanse that forced her to examine how she’s handled fame over the last three decades and decide that she could improve it.” She continued, “Cathartic, yes, and also interesting for me to look at how I always have tried to normalize being fine and ‘everything’s great, you know, this is all normal,’ and then there are moments when you have your private breakdown or your ‘Calgon, take me away’ moments,” Aniston said during the interview. 

She compares some of her “moments” to ones from the show. An example was the scene in the second episode when her character, Alex Levy, has a breakdown in the limo on the way to an event she didn’t want to go to. If you’ve seen the episode, you know the actual breakdown starts over her not being able to fit everything into her tiny purse and how it’s useless to the modern day woman. As she starts to break down on the show she yells how she can’t cry because it will ruin the makeup her makeup artist spent so much time doing. 

As a fan of the show, I appreciate the transparency of how the highly accomplished “it girl” Alex Levy is, but who behind closed doors is a mess just like the rest of us. To me, we think celebrities or people who have high achievements don’t go through the very same problems us normal people do. This show is special because the storylines and the characters on this show we can tether to “real life” people. Alex Levy could very well be a fictional Savannah Guthrie (not saying she is but Levy could be a real life famous anchor). Because the characters could very well be in our society, seeing their struggles makes it some much more relatable.  

In addition to speaking about her role and the impact it’s had on her, she also talked about season 2 and how COVID-19 has affected it. The coronavirus does look like it will be making an appearance but because the virus broke out in March, it stopped production. What will the show look like post-pandemic? Well, looks like you’re just going to have to watch to find out! 

 

About The Author:

 Carla Kakouris is from Miami, Florida and attends the University of Florida. She is pursuing a degree in telecommunication – news. Carla loves entertainment news and hopes to either be a host on a morning show or be a host on E!

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