Why The Morning Show 's Hasan Minhaj Thought Co-Star Jennifer Aniston "Hated Him"

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Why The Morning Show 's Hasan Minhaj Thought Co-Star Jennifer Aniston "Hated Him"
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So, what's it really like to work with Jennifer Aniston?

Well, it turns out she's such a professional that you won't always be Friends while filming a tense scene. Aniston's The Morning Show co-star Hasan Minhaj exclusively dished on why he was intimidated by Aniston following that scene, in which her character Alex Levy confronts Minhaj's Eric Nomani.

"It was the second day I was on set, and I had to do this really intense scene where Eric and Alex Levy go head-to-head and Alex does not like Eric and it was really, really intense," Minhaj revealed to E! News on Sept. 24. "While we were filming the scene, she's such a good actress, there was part of me that was like, ‘Does Rachel from Friends not like me?!'"

Minhaj added, "And then as soon as they hit cut she was like, ‘Honey, you were great. You did awesome.' And I was like, ‘Oh, thank god. But we're good right?' And she was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, we're fine.'"

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While Alex spends most of season two in the hot seat as she tries to get her old news anchor job back, Minhaj assured fans that the Emmy-winning series has plenty of unexpected twists ahead.

Hasan Minhaj, The Morning Show, Season 2
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"I think what I love most about the show is it tells the human story of all these hot-button issues that we've been talking about in this country for the past few years, but the show is a master class in navigating the grays, whether it's gender and power dynamics in the workplace, cancel culture or race relations in America," the former Patriot Act host explained. "I really love the way all of that stuff is tackled on the show, so I can't wait for people to dive into that, and I think one of the things that the show does so well is it really flushes out those themes in a wide variety of characters which is wonderful."

Watch the full interview above to hear Minhaj's hints about upcoming episodes!

The Morning Show airs Fridays on AppleTV+.

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