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Jennifer Aniston Says Playing A National Celebrity In 'The Morning Show' Was 'Cathartic'

Jennifer Aniston Says Playing A National Celebrity In 'The Morning Show' Was 'Cathartic'

Jennifer Aniston is opening up about filming on The Morning Show and comparing it to a lot of therapy all at once.

The 51-year-old SAG Award winner revealed that playing a character who is under constant scrutiny as a national celebrity hit home for her.

“That show was 20 years of therapy wrapped into 10 episodes,” Jennifer shared with the Los Angeles Times. “There were times when I would read a scene and feel like a whole manhole cover was taken off my back.”

She went on, explaining that going through all those emotions was “cathartic, yes, and also interesting for me to look at how I always have tried to normalize being fine and ‘everything’s great, you know, this is all normal,’ and then there are moments when you have your private breakdown or your ‘Calgon, take me away’ moments.”

“To actually look at it from an actor brain observing it and acknowledging it, I had to look at it as opposed to pretending it doesn’t exist.”

Jennifer also shared that it take her too much to relate to Alex.

“There have been moments — not to that level of hysteria — but moments of ‘I don’t want to f***ing go here,’ ‘I don’t want to walk out onto the carpet,’ ‘I don’t want to be seen,’ ‘I don’t want to be looked at and everyone’s going to be talking about me and judging me’ … that’s real,” she says. “I just loved being able to walk into it and lean into it and not be ashamed of it, but actually just … it was like … Ooooooooooh.”

If you didn’t see, Jennifer will be reuniting with one of her exes this week!

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