Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston would love to add Christina Applegate to The Morning Show … years after they played sisters on Friends
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that Christina Applegate would be their ideal choice for a new cast member on The Morning Show.
The artists said Applegate was their best choice while talking to Entertainment Tonight ahead of the premiere of the show’s second season later this week.
Witherspoon, 45, was the first to point out that she would be interested in having her in the series when she – like Reese – played one of Aniston’s sisters on Friends.
‘We need Christina Applegate to join us … That would be fun,’ she remarked.
Prime pick: Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston said they would love to have Christina Applegate take on the roles in The Morning Show; she is seen at the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2019
Enthusiastic: During an interview, Witherspoon expressed that it would be fun to have Applegate on the program. The three actors all previously appeared in the hit sitcom Friends
Aniston, 52, reiterated her castmate’s feelings, noting: ‘We do … we should do something like that.’
The Big Little Lies star then spoke to the artist about Friends’ recently released HBO Max special, noting that the episode made a significant impression on her.
‘It was so touching. I found it so emotional. I cried three times and looked at you. It reminds me of a time in my life. You all lived it, but we saw it. That was important to me, ‘she said.
Witherspoon added: ‘I remember I had a little baby and was a mother, and you were my friends.’
Emotionally: Witherspoon is seen as Rachel’s sister above in the 2000 episode of The One with Rachel’s Sister
Looking back: Applegate is seen in the episode from 2002, where she played Aniston’s sister, The One With Rachel’s Other Sister
Aniston then pointed out that she and her teammates had come a long way since the end of the hit sitcom.
She said, ‘go back and see Reese, like the rocks of Reese and myself during the day, we were even such babies … We were so cute. Who knew our whole life was ahead of us? It’s just crazy to think from there, here we sit. ‘
The topic of conversation then changed to the upcoming season of The Morning Show, and the artist noted that the onset of the global pandemic greatly affected plans for the second episode.
‘When we locked in was when we realized we had to go back to the drawing board and try to figure out how to incorporate this into the show,’ she said.
Aniston also expressed that The Morning Show’s producers were also wary of showing the effects of coronavirus in the show as they were concerned about the potential viewer response.
Elaboration: Aniston also noted that the show’s producers ‘had to go back to the drawing board’ after the onset of the global pandemic; she is seen with Witherspoon earlier this month
She noted that the show’s team was trying to ‘figure out how to delicately weave it through because we did not know where we wanted to be when this show aired. If we wanted to be out of COVID, and would people get tired of hearing about COVID? ‘
The Morning Show originally debuted in 2019, and the program is based on Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.
Featuring the program’s cast include artists such as Steve Carell, Bel Powley and Billy Crudup.
The series was met with a generally positive critical reception at the first release, with much praise for the performance of its leads.
The second season of The Morning Show is currently set to make its debut on the AppleTV + streaming service this Friday.
Coming soon: The second season of The Morning Show is currently ready to be available to the public on AppleTV + streaming service on Friday