Katie Couric has certainly been watching AppleTV’s “The Morning Show” just as intently as everyone else. The series stars Jennifer Aniston as a veteran news anchor of a fictional network morning show that seems to find herself in the middle of one controversy after another. During an episode on the “Everything Iconic With Danny Pellegrino” podcast in 2020, Couric hinted that while Aniston is doing a stellar job in her role as the embattled Alex Levy on the series, she’d like to see a little more enthusiasm from the character.
Starting off by saying that Aniston is “great,” Couric explained (via Vulture), “I wish they had made her more charismatic because I think you need a certain ebullience to pull off a show like that. I thought it was really interesting to watch. I mean, I’m writing all about all this stuff in my book, so I’m not gonna say too much, but it was very interesting for me to watch — I’ll just leave it at that.”
Maybe Couric can perhaps find out what Aniston’s character thinks about the critique in her own bombshell memoir, which she happens to be writing during the second season of the show, per NPR. One can’t help but wonder if this is art imitating life.