“I’m so over cancel culture,” Aniston said, according to a report. “I probably just got canceled by saying that. I just don’t understand what it means.”
“Is there no redemption? Aniston asked. “I don’t know. I don’t put everybody in the Harvey Weinstein basket.”
Aniston worked with Weinstein on Derailed in 2005, a film that followed her decadelong run as Rachel in Friends. She said that while she does not have a story accusing Weinstein of sexual misconduct against her, she remembers intentionally being careful to protect herself.
“He’s not a guy, you’re like, ‘God, I can’t wait to hang out with Harvey.’ Never. You were actually like, ‘Oh, God, OK, suck it up,'” she recalled. “I remember actually, he came to visit me on a movie to pitch me a movie. And I do remember consciously having a person stay in my trailer.”
Since Aniston has gone on to star in We’re the Millers, Cake, He’s Just Not That Into You, and Murder Mystery, among others.
Aniston, 54, now stars in and executive produces the Apple Original series The Morning Show, in which Aniston plays Alex Levy, a journalist who is ready to fight for her place in the industry — it’s a storyline with which she’s familiar.
“There was a time in my world, my career, where I realized it’s not being aggressive or combative or bitchy or emotional to stand up for what you deserve and what you want,” Aniston said. “It’s a tough muscle to build. And also be loved and respected. It’s hard to achieve.”
Starring alongside Aniston in The Morning Show is Reese Witherspoon. The show, which is set to air its third season this fall, showcases a creative team made up of predominately women.
“Being that we’re female, there’s a level of understanding, compassion and consideration that I think doesn’t always exist amongst the dudes,” Aniston said. “It was one of our big rules up front. No a**holes.”
Aniston said The Morning Show represents a milestone for her as a producer.
“This is very big-girl,” she said. “This is the first real big show that was sold to Apple … And we kind of felt like we were all partnering up together and launching this new maiden voyage together.”