Jennifer Aniston reveals she could relate to 'vulnerable' character in The Morning Show who has to 'put on a face and smile' despite what's going on in her private life

Jennifer Aniston has told how she could relate to the 'vulnerable' character she plays in her new series The Morning Show and sometimes has days where she doesn't want to 'go out of the house'.

The actress, 50, stars opposite Reese Witherspoon in the series which sees her play Alex Levy, the anchor of a morning news show who fights to retain her job while locked in a rivalry with Reese's character Bradley Jackson.  

Speaking to The Telegraph about her latest role, Jennifer said: 'I wanted to feel vulnerable. I wanted to show the raw, the messy, the unflattering. This is a woman holding it together.' 

Character: Jennifer Aniston, 50, has told how she could relate to the 'vulnerable' character she plays in her new series The Morning Show (pictured in August 2019)

Character: Jennifer Aniston, 50, has told how she could relate to the 'vulnerable' character she plays in her new series The Morning Show (pictured in August 2019) 

'One of the challenges for [my] character is the trauma and turmoil going on in her private life, and the toll that that takes on her emotionally, physically, mentally, versus the character that she is when she has to get up, put on a face and smile to America.'

Jennifer, one of Hollywood's most well-known actresses, admitted she could relate to her character having to put on a happy face in public.

She said: 'I can relate to that. Of course there are times when you don’t want anyone to see you, or you don’t want to be photographed or even go out of the house.'

The series also stars Steve Carell who plays Mitch Kessler, Alex's co-host who is fired from his job amidst a sexual misconduct scandal.

Role: The actress stars opposite Reese Witherspoon in the series which sees her play Alex Levy, the anchor of a morning news show who fights to retain her job

Role: The actress stars opposite Reese Witherspoon in the series which sees her play Alex Levy, the anchor of a morning news show who fights to retain her job

Jennifer said the show, which will air on streaming service Apple TV+, was originally going to 'pull back the curtain' on the New York media world before the plot changed in the wake of the MeToo movement.  

Jennifer recently said it's 'kind of sad' that time-specific TV is all but extinct in an interview for Variety.

'I'm shocked this is where we are, but excited that this is where we are. I didn't see it coming. I remember not understanding. What the hell does streaming mean? They're like, it's there all the time,' she said.

Jennifer said: 'I can relate to that. Of course there are times when you don’t want anyone to see you, or you don’t want to be photographed or even go out of the house' (pictured in June 2019)

Jennifer said: 'I can relate to that. Of course there are times when you don’t want anyone to see you, or you don’t want to be photographed or even go out of the house' (pictured in June 2019) 

The Friends star also had her say other aspects of the entertainment industry, admitting she thinks the proliferation of Marvel superhero movies is 'diminishing' the industry. 

'It wasn't until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, wow, that's better than what I just did,' she said.

'And then you're seeing what's available out there and it's just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it's big Marvel movies. Or things that I'm not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen.'

The first three episodes of The Morning Show will be available on Apple TV+ from November 1.  

Business: Jennifer recently admitted she thinks the proliferation of Marvel superhero movies is 'diminishing' the industry (pictured in June 2019)

Business: Jennifer recently admitted she thinks the proliferation of Marvel superhero movies is 'diminishing' the industry (pictured in June 2019) 

Jennifer Aniston could relate to 'vulnerable' character in The Morning Show

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