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August 22, 2020

See Why Jennifer Aniston Says Working on 'The Morning Show' Felt Like Two Decades of Therapy

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Jennifer Aniston is one of the most famous names on TV. While she has made a name for herself on the iconic TV series "Friends," she holds a great deal of passion for a current project she's working on. 

Recently, Aniston appeared in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. She explained why she loved her new Apple TV+ series, "The Morning Show." As she highlighted, the series has been a form of therapy for her. 

Many came to know Aniston as the beautiful, fashion-savvy Rachel Green on the NBC sitcom, "Friends." When the show ended, the actress went on to make several movie appearances, solidifying her place as an A-list actress. 


Jennifer Aniston at "The Morning Show" Press Conference on October 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

However, she came back to TV for "The Morning Show." In the series, she plays a program co-anchor who grapples with some changes in her life and her partner's work. 


Aniston’s portrayal has been quite impressive to fans. On how she has managed to portray her character, Aniston said to the news source: 

"That show was 20 years of therapy wrapped into 10 episodes. There were times when I would read a scene and feel like a whole manhole cover was taken off my back."


Like many famous people, Aniston has faced increased scrutiny and attention over her life choices. So, she understands the nature of controversies. 

She explained that her experience with controversies in her life has helped her cope with the role and do a good job. 

Aniston even earned herself a Screen Actors Guild award for the series this year.


"The Morning Show" has had some real moments on it. Fans remember a particular instance where Aniston's character, Alex, had a breakdown after finding out that her partner was facing a sexual harassment probe. 

The breakdown came while the character was heading to an event where she was to be honored. On playing that out so well, Aniston said:

"There have been moments—not to that level of hysteria—but moments of 'I don't want to {expletive} go here,'...'I don't want to be seen.'"


She added that all of these performances came from her real-life experiences. So, she has learned not to shy away from them. 

So far, "The Morning Show" has been a significant hit. Aniston even earned herself a Screen Actors Guild award for the series this year.

The actress is also up for an Emmy Award this year. She is in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. Aniston's Emmy nomination is her first in 11 years. Her last Emmy win came for her role on "Friends."