Chaos on The One Show as 'snarky' Jennifer Aniston tells Zoe Ball she hates live TV

By Susan Knox

Hollywood A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Reece Witherspoon made a surprise appearance on Wednesday’s instalement of The One Show – but the exclusive interview didn’t exactly go as planned.

Former Friends star Jennifer, 52, and Cruel Intensions actress Reece, 45, graced British TV screens ahead of the third series of their hit Apple TV series, The Morning.

As delighted viewers tuned in to get the gossip from the mega stars, they were left rather deflated by Jennifer’s seemingly ‘snarky’ attitude.

At the beginning of the show, Zoe Ball and Jermaine Jenas admitted that they had been gearing up for the exclusive chat for days as they prepared to ask all the burning questions about the actor’s new venture.

Former Friends star Jennifer appeared on The One Show (BBC)

However, eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but feel that Jennifer, who shot to fame as Rachel Green in Friends, appeared to be a ‘bit off’ and ‘snarky’ during the brief chat.

Discussing Apple TV’s The Morning Show, Zoe asked Jennifer whether or not she would enjoy a career in live TV much like her character Alex Levy, on the hit drama.

In response, Jennifer insisted that she despised the entire format of live TV, along with its early mornings – likening the job to a graveyard shift.

Ahead of her lead role in the programme, Jennifer got some first-hand experience when she worked behind one of the biggest live TV shows in the USA - Good Morning America.

Eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but feel that Jennifer was a bit off (BBC)

Sharing her thoughts on her time there, the actress moaned: "I learned the slow burn that it is.

"It's a very vampire state of life and mind that you guys live in. Everybody comes alive in the middle of the night and it's a slow-moving train."

She went on: "I got there at five in the morning and the hallways were quiet and people are just slowly waking up and then all of a sudden, the train starts moving and it gets crazier and crazier.

"It's utter chaos."

Fans of the show took to Twitter to debate whether or not Jennifer was ‘making faces’ while her co-star Reece spoke about their upcoming series, as they shared their thoughts on the ‘awkward’ chat.

Viewers said that Jen looked unimpressed (BBC)

“Watching The One Show and surprised to see Jen Aniston on it. Even more surprised that she seems to be so snarky. She’s definitely not a morning person,” one viewer shared.

“How awkward! Jennifer Aniston admitting she hates live TV and calling them all vampires. I cannot cope,” someone else echoed.

“Was it just me or was Jennifer Aniston making faces during that chat? Reece on the other hand seemed so lovely. Maybe she was just having an off day,” suggested someone else.

Meanwhile, a fourth viewer penned: “I was so looking forward to seeing Jen on The One Show but I’m not sure how I feel after that.

Reece spoke about the new series of The Morning Show (BBC)

Elsewhere, other viewers defended the Hollywood star’s behaviour, insisting that it was merely her dry humour and personality shining through.

“These people obviously don’t understand the concept of sarcasm,” quipped one Twitter user.

“She was just being herself and she wasn’t rude in any way, shape, or form. She was just being witty with the presenters,” someone else insisted.

Another viewer urged viewers to keep in mind that the interview was live and done via video call, meaning that there could have been a time delay or miscommunication.

“Guys it was live TV, maybe the line was bad. Either way, she was a hoot as always,” the user shared.

The Morning Show season two will air on Apple TV on Friday, September 17.


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