Jennifer Aniston gives director pal Will Speck a huge hug after dinner as she gears up for The Morning Show debut

They've been good friends for a couple of years.

Jennifer Aniston gave director Will Speck a big hug after the pair enjoyed dinner together in Los Angeles on Friday night.

The actress, 50, wore a black sweater under a grey jacket, with her long hair cascading over her shoulders while Will appeared to be totally clad in black. 

Big hugs: Jennifer Aniston, 50,  says a fond farewell to her director pal Will Speck, 49,  after enjoying a dinner together in Los Angeles on Friday night

Big hugs: Jennifer Aniston, 50,  says a fond farewell to her director pal Will Speck, 49,  after enjoying a dinner together in Los Angeles on Friday night

The Hollywood pals worked together on 2016 comedy Office Christmas Party, which Will, 49, directed with Jennifer, 50, as one of the leads.

The sighting comes as the Friends star is gearing up for the debut of her new dramedy, The Morning Show.

She and Reese Witherspoon star as hosts of the TV show that looks at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.

Jennifer plays Alex Levy, who runs The Morning Show. After her partner of 15 years, Mitch Kessler, played by Steve Carell, is fired amidst a sexual misconduct scandal. 

Old friends:  The couple worked together on 2016 comedy Office Party

Old friends:  The couple worked together on 2016 comedy Office Party

Busy star: The actress. who  wore a black sweater under a grey jacket, is gearing up for the bow of her The Morning Show on November 1 on Apple Plus

Busy star: The actress. who  wore a black sweater under a grey jacket, is gearing up for the bow of her The Morning Show on November 1 on Apple Plus

Alex fights to retain her job as top newsreader as rival Bradley Jackson, played by Reese, works to take her place.

The show is due to debut on Apple Plus on November 1.

Meanwhile, Jennifer has another first under her belt. The actress finally joined Instagram on Tuesday and broke the record for racking up more than a million followers in the shortest time.

Breaking Instagram: Jennifer posted her first social media snap on Tuesday with her Friends pals and broke the record for racking up more than a million followers in the shortest time

Breaking Instagram: Jennifer posted her first social media snap on Tuesday with her Friends pals and broke the record for racking up more than a million followers in the shortest time

The achievement was verified by the Guinness World Records which posted a message saying: 'Congrats on your record Jen! Check your DMs,' they wrote.

Before Jennifer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle held the record for the fastest Instagram account to reach one million.

They've held the title since debuting their account in April when they amassed the numbers within 5 hours and 45 minutes.

The Murder Mystery star hit the target in just 5 hours and 16 minutes.

It's official: Jennifer's achievement was announced by the Guinness Book Of World Records

It's official: Jennifer's achievement was announced by the Guinness Book Of World Records

 

Jennifer Aniston hugs director pal Will Speck after dinner as she preps debut of The Morning Show 

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