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Jennifer Aniston Talks About Her Uncomfortable Encounter With Harvey Weinstein

And her upcoming TV show inspired by the #MeToo movement

Jennifer Aniston is the latest female celebrity to share an uncomfortable encounter she had with Harvey Weinstein. Talking to Variety for their Power of Women issue, Jen revealed that Harvey tried to bully her into wearing one of his then-wife Georgina Chapman’s dresses.

“I remember, right when Georgina’s clothing line Marchesa was starting. That’s when he came to visit me in London while we were shooting. He’d be like, ‘Ok, so I’d like you to wear one of these to the premiere’. And I went through the book, and at the time, it wasn’t what it is today. It was not for me. He was like, ‘You have to wear the dress’. That was my only bullying [experience]. And I was like, ‘No, I will not wear the dress’.”

When asked by the reporter if Harvey accepted her refusal, she said, “Well, what was he going to do? Come over here and make me wear it?!”

Jennifer has a new TV show coming out in November on Apple TV+ that she co-executive produced with Reese Witherspoon (who also stars in the series). The Morning Show is inspired by the Me Too movement and is a story of sexual misconduct in the TV news industry. It’s Jen’s first TV show since Friends.

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Aniston plays a veteran anchor, Alex Levy, whose male colleague, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), is fired over sexual misconduct allegations. Reese plays Bradley Jackson, a local newswoman who steps into the co-anchor position.

“What’s so wonderful about doing this show is that it is so unapologetically honest in terms of topics and the situations,” Jen told Variety. “It’s basically showing all sides. It’s showing how things are said behind closed doors during Me Too, that no one else has the balls to say in front of the world.”

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