Reese appeared on Good Morning America on September 15th to promote The Morning Show. She chatted about Legally Blonde‘s 20th anniversary, where season 2 of The Morning Show picks up, TikTok, her kids going back to school, and the success and sale of Hello Sunshine.
Reese and Jennifer Aniston kicked off their talk show promotional tour for The Morning Show on The One Show in the UK on September 8th. They talked about re-working season 2 following the COVID pandemic, Reese being a morning person, and working together on Friends. The interview has been uploaded to YouTube by our friend site Jennifer Aniston Online, or you can watch it on the BBC website. Screencaptures can be found in our Gallery:
Reese and Jennifer Aniston promoted The Morning Show via video link on Aussie morning show Sunrise on September 12th. They talked about depicting cancel culture in the show, their favorite part of the show, and what their ‘sign off’ would be for their own talk shows. The video is below and screencaptures are in our Gallery:
The New York Times published a new interview with Reese and Jennifer Aniston last week, to promote The Morning Show. The two talk about how they incorporated COVID and changes in the workplace relating to sexual harrassment into season 2. Reese and Jennifer were also photographed for the magazine. Find the photohoot in our Gallery, and read the interview below or at The New York Times website.
‘The Morning Show’ Remakes Itself. Again. The topical news drama, which reoriented its first season in response to the #MeToo movement, was forced by the pandemic to rewrite Season 2 as well.
The second season of “The Morning Show,” the starry Apple TV+ series about a “Good Morning America”-style talk show, was six weeks into filming in March 2020 when everything suddenly stopped cold.
“It was a Wednesday night, and we were discussing a scene that I had to shoot the next day,” recalled Jennifer Aniston, who plays one of the co-anchors of the fictional show-within-the-show and is also an executive producer of the series. “We were getting emails saying that this big company and that big company were shutting down. And then we hear that Tom and Rita got sick” — that would be Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who contracted Covid early in the pandemic — “and all of a sudden the world is caving in on us.”
The production shut down March 11, the cast and crew scattered and the producers pondered how the show could go ahead. And when they returned (remotely) and decided to rework the season, their most immediate challenge was how to incorporate coronavirus into the story line, when the pandemic had just begun and no one knew how it would play out.
This mirrored, in fact, what happened during the first season, when events in the world — in that case, the ructions over the #MeToo movement — overtook what had been the script.
“The Morning Show,” introduced to great fanfare as the marquee program on the new Apple TV+ streaming service in 2019, was loosely inspired by Brian Stelter’s nonfiction book “Top of the Morning,” about the cutthroat politics of morning television. But while at first it was concerned mostly with the infighting between Alex Levy (Aniston) and her co-anchor Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), it revamped itself with broader ambitions that reflected the changes wrought by #MeToo.
The Gallery has been updated with posters and high quality stills from The Morning Show Season 2, along with HD screencaptures from various featurettes and trailers promoting the new season. We’ll have HD screencaptures from the first 3 episodes up this week…
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