Reese Witherspoon reflects on 'guilt' of teen abuse ordeal

Brenda Watkins
November 8, 2019

Friends actress Jennifer Anniston shared the downsides of being at home too much and how isolating it can be sometimes.

Two years ago, Reese Witherspoon revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16, and she admits she feels guilty for not coming forward about it sooner.

Reese's latest role is playing newscaster Bradley Jackson in Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, who sets out to expose the kind of experiences that Reese endured when she was younger after discovering the staff on the fictional NY news programme knew about incidents of sexual misconduct committed by fired news anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carrell). "I've had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault", she explained.

"I wish I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career but, sadly, it wasn't", she said at the time.

Aniston stated the character, who she'll reprise in a second year of the show, impacted her "deeply". Further, she went on to say, "So that's something I related to Alex on as she done that".

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Jennifer and Reese appear in Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, where Reese plays Bradley, an activist and journalist who lands a role on a morning talk show with seasoned co-host Alex, played by Jennifer.

'She's sort of lost touch in a way, and is trying to just survive what is going on with her personally, her child, her relativity and relevance, and just staying there'.

Jennifer Aniston has been away from the small screen for quite some time now. The show which throws light upon the Me Too movement has been garnering rave reviews after premiering on November 1.

The actresses first met on the set of Friends nearly twenty years ago, with Reese playing Rachel Green's demanding screen sister Jill over two episodes.

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