“Looking at this sea of MacBooks, do you still think we are a group of Apple enemies who want to see Apple fail?” Said a member of the Television Critics Association to Leder during a promotional question and answer panel on Sunday that It included the stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Billy Crudup.
“No, I don’t,” replied Leder, a veteran Emmy-winning director whose credits include “The Leftovers” and “” ER. “
“I think we were a new show, I think people didn’t know what to expect,” Leder said. “There were high expectations in the program, and I am very happy and happy that people have responded to the program so strongly and with great vigor.”
When Leder, whose initial comments on the reviewers arrived during a press conference in Los Angeles, was questioned by another critic about them, Witherspoon spoke. She and Aniston are also executive producers of the series, which follows the turmoil in a morning network show after a presenter, played by Steve Carell, is fired for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior.
We do projects and then “it’s up to you, you have to decide how you feel about it. This is how it works, “Witherspoon said.” I have no problem hearing very real opinions about the material. … I appreciate the criticism. “
“Especially constructive criticism,” Aniston said, calling the character attacks “non-constructive.” It was not clear if he was referring in general or referring to specific reviews.
Although the critics of the program were mixed, especially for the first episodes, both he and his cast have won recognition of the awards season. Aniston and Witherspoon received Golden Globe nominations for the awards held earlier this month, with a better nod to the drama for the series. Aniston, Carell and Crudup won nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The drama returns for a second season.
“The Morning Show” was at the forefront for the debut of Apple TV Plus last November, when it entered the so-called broadcast wars that include other new services, such as Disney Plus, competing for a portion of the digital sector that is increasingly dominant part of the media landscape. The competition includes the established services of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
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