Host of the popular show the Today show, Katie Couric, has been in the journalism business for around 30 years now. While some of the shows that she helmed were serious and focused on hard topics, she also hosted some light-hearted ones. Well, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the actress viewed Jennifer Aniston’s performance in The Morning Show with a critical view.
Jennifer Aniston’s role, Alex Levy in the Apple+ series is reportedly based on Katie herself. The Apple+ series premiered on the platform in November 2019 and largely centers around Alex’s (Jennifer) battle to maintain her position after her co-host is fired for alleged sexual misconduct.
Katie said that the writers of the show did a good job in portraying the long-term impact and the serious devastation that results from certain behaviors, which Katie would have an understanding of given her involvement with the Today show and Matt Lauer, whose Contract was terminated over inappropriate sexual behavior.
As for Jennifer’s rumored depiction of her, Katie thought her acting was great but said, “She lacks the charm that a TV host should possess”.I wish they had made her more charismatic because I think you need a certain ebullience to pull off a show like that,” Katie noted.
Couric refused to go more into detail and told the host, “I’ll just leave it at that.” Perhaps the journalist will tune-in once again when season two airs, although it will be a while before they can release the finished product as the showrunner said before the coronavirus pandemic that they intended to film over the summer.