Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and More Women of ‘The Morning Show’ on Creating a Drama-Free Set and Telling Important Stories
Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” started with a man at the center.
Season 1 began with Steve Carell’s Mitch Kessler getting fired from a popular morning talk show following complaints of sexual harassment. However, instead of focusing on Mitch, creator Kerry Ehrin leaned in on those whom his actions impacted: The women steering the ship.
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Karen Pittman led that journey in Season 1, which earned eight Emmy nominations, while Greta Lee and Julianna Margulies joined the second season.
Season 2 of the drama continued tracking the fallout of Mitch’s firing, while tackling the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Both seasons were intense to shoot, with what was happening in real life — no one expected the pandemic would still be going on years later.
Season 2 was “awful,” mentally, says Aniston, who also executive produces the drama. That said, there was a silver lining.
“Thank God it was actually about what we we’re going through. We were able to dig into what was happening at the moment, which our show seems to be known for doing in the last two years,” she says.Continue reading this entry »
Buyers Spark To Nick Stoller Wedding Comedy Package With Reese Witherspoon & Will Ferrell Attached
Reese Witherspoon and Will Ferrell are attached to star in an untitled wedding comedy that will be scripted and directed by Nick Stoller. He directed the upcoming Universal Pictures comedy Bros, which Judd Apatow produces, and which Stoller co-wrote with Billy Eichner. UTA is handling the auction and there are multiple offers on the table for the package. Witherspoon is coming off the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, and Ferrell last starred in Eurovision and is filming the Barbie movie.
That means two strong packages that will sell for sure, the other being the Kat Coiro-directed buddy comedy with Nick Jonas and Glen Powell. These deals should be done by early next week. Stay tuned.
Half Hour With: The Morning Show
Reese Witherspoon (EP/Actor)
Julianna Margulies (Actor)
Moderated by Pete Hammond, Awards Columnist, Deadline
CMT held a memorial service for Naomi Judd on May 15th, and Reese appeared in a short video segment paying tribute to Naomi:
Reese appears in a featurette for the upcoming Where The Crawdads Sing movie, which she was an executive producer on:
Various celebrities made video appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week to mark the end of her series, and Reese was included on Wednesday:
Back in 2018/19, Reese was featured in This Changes Everything, a documentary about the representation (or lack of) of women in media. We’ve now added screencaptures from the documentary to our Gallery:
Reese made a brief appearance in the 2015 documentary film Everything Is Copy, which is about the life and career of Nora Ephron. In the documentary, she read an excerpt from Nora’s essay ‘My Mother’s Mink Coat’. Find HD screencaptures in our Gallery: