Here’s something I did not know: the Jennifer Aniston-and-Reese Witherspoon AppleTV show, The Morning Show, goes by a different name in Australia. In Oz, they call it Morning Wars. Which sounds like a euphemism for bowel movements. Ah, yes, I just had my coffee, it’s time for the “morning wars.” Anyway, Aniston covers the latest issue of Marie Claire Australia, and the interview excerpt is kind of meh, like Aniston didn’t even care to spill about any part of her life.
Working during the pandemic: “We weren’t together the way we were before,” she says, recalling the daily COVID tests, endless masks and elaborate social distancing protocols necessary to shoot Morning Wars safely. “One of the great things about doing a show is [that] your crew is your family. But we were all separated this time. So it wasn’t the joyful creative experience you’re used to. I missed seeing everyone’s faces.”
The “personal re-evaluation” that came during lockdown. “When you feel, energetically, the whole world come to a halt, and something bigger than all of us, bigger than anything, takes over … Everyone was powerless in this moment, and all we could do was stay home. And I think it forced a lot of us to have a little bit of personal re-evaluation on what is important and what’s not important.” At the same time, Aniston says there was part of her that also “loved being in that solitude”
Is she dating David Schwimmer or what? “That’s really funny. I was just saying, ‘I hadn’t heard a word of this.’ Honestly. I was getting a couple of texts from people saying, ‘I thought you were on a break, LOL.’ And I kept saying, ‘What are you talking about?’ And then I went online to see what was happening and I was like, ‘That is the funniest rumour that I never heard that got shot down in the quickest amount of time.’”
What she missed: “I’m missing movie theatres. But I just want to do great work in whatever medium it comes up in.”
I realize the younger peeps still love the Friends-related gossip, but that show started in 1994 and I’m aghast at the fact that Aniston and all of us have to keep playing along with all of this sh-t. David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston were not into each other! For the love of God. They’re still not into each other. And it’s sad that this is one of the big rumors about her love life in the year of our lord Beyonce 2021!!! As for personal evaluation during lockdown… I think most of us were just happy to make it out with our sanity and our lives. And while we might have felt a brief moment of solidarity during the pandemic, that went away pretty quickly when maskless idiots took over and then they turned into anti-vaccine idiots. No need to re-evaluate! A huge chunk of Americans are suck-ass.
Cover courtesy of Marie Claire Australia, additional photos courtesy of Backgrid and Avalon Red.