The morning show is such an intense drama. Even coworkers like Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) are also in the throes. Hopefully this all works out so it doesn’t bleed into their real life. Fortunately, many of the cast of The morning show spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet via Webex on September 10, so they could confirm they get along.
Karen Pittman plays Mia but in season 1 it seemed like Mia didn’t have any friends. The technicians in the control room denigrated her even though she was their boss. Season 2 brought Pittman closer to his co-stars.
“I would say over the last season, definitely Greta Lee and Desean Terry and Mark Duplass,” Pittman said. “For a myriad of reasons, we have families. We are interested in telling the same stories. We share the same ideas. We are all soul mates to some extent, but it was an extremely difficult time and for me as a human being, I wanted to grab the people around me and let them know that I was there for them. In many ways, I think these actors help in the same way. It has been a truly enriching experience this past season. Hard but endearing.
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Terry also confirmed his friendship with Pittman. He plays Daniel, a correspondent who struggles for more airtime and bigger stories that often come back to his less skilled colleagues.
“I’m saying the person I’m closest to is Karen,” said Terry. ” There are many things. We actually have friends from the theater in New York. I am a theater boy. She grew up in the theater so it’s been a very, very good bonding experience. I love everyone but we got to spend a lot of time together and she really feels like a friend and at home.
Lee joined the cast of The morning show this season. Her character, Stella, responds to Cory (Billy Crudup). So Lee said sharing so many juicy scenes made them friends.
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“I had so much to do with Billy that it was a real pleasure to know him,” said Lee. “We’re both from the theater and I would say I also really like Nestor Carbonell and Karen Pittman, Desean Terry.”
No one has mentioned Aniston or Witherspoon yet. Lee confirmed that they are also friends.
“Obviously, Jen and Reese, it was such a difficult time for me to come to work with them every day,” Lee said.
Carbonell plays meteorologist Yanko Flores and also counts the TMS team among his friends.
“We are, we are a tight group,” Carbonell said. “Janina Gavankar with whom I became very close, Desean, Karen Pittman. “
Season 2 introduced Ty Fitzgerald (Ruairi O’Connor) and Carbonell says he fitted in quickly. Maybe he filled the void left by Bel Powley, as Yanko’s ex-girlfriend, Claire.
“Ruairi this season has become a close friend of mine,” Carbonell said. “Obviously, Bel Powly is a sweetheart. All of them, Billy, Mark Duplass, now I name the whole cast. But no, we are a fun bunch. I think we are fun. We enjoy each other’s company as far as I know. We do, we get along very well.
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The morning show also took a longer break than expected. Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), it took almost a year longer before the cast could come together. Carbonell said it made them even closer when they finally filmed Season 2.
“We have been closed for nine months,” Carbonell said. “Obviously we were grateful to come back to work because of what Apple provided us, the safe environment they provided us with, and certainly grateful just to get back to a job and start working again, but also to see those faces that we came to love and those friendships that we made on the show. It was a real treat, they are really great people.
New episodes of The morning show preview on Fridays on Apple TV +. We’ll have more with the cast this season on Showbiz Cheat Sheet.