Jennifer Aniston Gushes Over Her Friendship With Reese Witherspoon

So, how does she do it? Turns out not even she knows.

“Gosh, I know. I get really excited about work, so I get tons of nervous energy,” Witherspoon tells Harper’s Bazaar for her August cover

story. “I’m kind of a high-strung person.”

Her friends, full of admiration for her, entirely agree.

“I don’t have it in me to do what she does,” her Morning Show costar Julianna Margulies says. “Reese somehow manages to compartmentalize—and she’s good at being in charge.”

Witherspoon has previously described herself as having the energy of “a squirrel who drank coffee,” but Big Little Lies costar Laura Dern has a kinder perspective on her close friend. Dern calls it a “magnificent holy ambition.” Because what propels Witherspoon is a simple mission: centering women’s stories.

“I just look at her and I think, You absolutely exhaust me, just looking at your plate,” says Jennifer Aniston, Witherspoon’s Morning Show costar and co–executive producer. “She is one of the most highly productive human beings I’ve ever encountered. It’s incredible.”

Witherspoon and Aniston have been friends for a long time, having run in the same Hollywood circles for decades. Before filming The Morning Show, they had worked together once before, when Witherspoon made a hilarious and memorable cameo on Friends as the sister of Aniston’s character, Rachel Green.