“Manipulate and Control” – The Morning Show Director Decodes the Steamy Moments Between Jennifer Aniston and Jon Hamm in Season 3

Published 10/12/2023, 7:56 AM EDT

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Jennifer Aniston made a splashing comeback to television almost after two decades in 2019. Thanks to The Morning Show, which featured her as a powerful anchor, Alex Levy. The American actress mesmerized the audience with her remarkable acting and astounding presence on the show. The show returned to fans with a new season, bringing more drama with a lot more sizzling scenes. In the new episode, fans saw her and Jon Hamm’s characters stripping down for some sensual moments together.

With the steamy moments in the latest season, the creator came forward to decode it. This interview might put people’s minds to rest who could not understand this romance arc between the two.

Jennifer Aniston and Jon Hamm’s intimate scene is a lot deeper 

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Mimi Leder sat down with Variety to talk about the steamy scene in season 3 on Wednesday. During the conversation, the interviewer said the steamy scene between Jennifer Aniston and Jon Hamm left him shocked. To this, the director explained the psyche of Alex Levy and why she chose him. The producer stated when Paul made confessions in the interview; she got to see a unique side of him. For her, he was the man who told the truth and did not deceive anyone.

According to her, Levy found it impressive that he accepted his mistakes in front of the world. “And it’s very interesting that you can be this person who can say “I’m sorry,” and then continue to manipulate and control the situation,” added Leder. The Emmy winner also defended Paul Marks that whatever he said was true and that he saw himself as a villain.

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So the intimate moments that took place in the season were all about love and honesty that brought them close. While explaining all the steaminess, the creator also shed light on the shooting of the scene.

The creators wanted Aniston’s first steamy scene to be sexy

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In the same interview, the host asked for more details about the intimate scene because it was the first time Jennifer Aniston did it. In her response, Mimi Leder revealed the scene was shot in a closed room and both the actors cooperated with the team. She praised them for understanding the “nature of the storytelling” and participating soundly. The team imagined the sequence to be emotional, sensual, and mature at the same time.

The results came out exactly the way they wanted because Aniston and Hamm delivered their best. No wonder it did blow up the minds of viewers with fans swooning over the actress. Well, the 54-year-old has been lately taking the world by storm with her sizzling style and this moment added to the fire.

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What do you think about Mimi Leder’s take on the steamy scene? Leave your comments below!

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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