Jennifer Aniston Talks About Bringing Back Rom-coms and Her Bullying Experience with Harvey Weinstein
Jennifer Aniston will be returning to the small screen after a gap of fifteen years, playing a veteran anchor on Apple TV Plus drama The Morning Show.
Jennifer Aniston -- best known for playing Rachel Green on American sitcom Friends and appearing in romantic comedies like Along Came Polly -- has shared her thoughts on rom-coms, bullying and dating. In a new interview with Variety, the Hollywood actress said she missed the old days when the focus was not on superhero flicks and special effects. Recommending a return to the rom-com era, she said, “It's changed so much. I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back. I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theatre, sit cosy. I think we should have a resurgence. Let's get the Terms of Endearment back out there. You know, Heaven Can Wait, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Goodbye Girl."
The actress also spoke about media mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused, arrested and released on bail for charges of rape and sexual misconduct following the MeToo movement. Jennifer mentioned how he had once taken her friend’s seat at a dinner table. Calling it “gross entitlement and piggish behaviour”, she also revealed how, on another occasion, he had tried to force her to wear a Marchesa dress.
“That’s when he came to visit me in London while we were shooting. He’d be like, ‘Ok, so I’d like you to wear one of these to the premiere,’” she and added, “And I went through the book, and at the time, it wasn’t what it is today. It was not for me. He was like, ‘You have to wear the dress.’ That was my only bullying. And I was like, ‘No, I will not wear the dress.’” Jennifer will soon be returning to the small screen after a gap of fifteen years as Friends which ran from 1994 to 2004, and the actress has been busy with films since then. Jennifer will return with Apple TV Plus drama The Morning Show, in which she plays a veteran anchor, Alex Levy, who comes into the limelight after colleague Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) is fired due to sexual misconduct allegations. The show will start airing from 1st November 2019.