In case you haven’t heard, The Morning Show is getting more Laura Peterson — which almost certainly means we’ll get more of Bradley and Laura together, too. We don’t have the details there (yet), but we’re going with both an informed guess and a ton of hope here. Will there be angst, especially after that ignored call at the end of last season? Probably. But as long as it’s done well and resolved in a satisfying way (think, “now, kiss!”), we’re good with that.
Also: Hi. Consider this our request for plenty of LGBTQ+ folks behind the camera to consult on this story, please and thank you.
Anyway To be clear: Anyone who’s known me for more than five seconds knows I’m a lifelong Julianna Margulies fan. So, when the news that she’d be returning for The Morning Show season 3, I needed some time to process before forming words. (Again, if you’ve known me more than five minutes, I’m sure you’re absolutely shocked.) And then, I got to thinking about what I wanted to see for the character…and, well, it was pretty obvious: Everything.
Really, there aren’t a lot of specifics on my list of wants. Just put
Carol Hathaway Alicia Florrick Margulies in front of the camera, and give her words. So, aside from “ok but make Laura Peterson Jewish. Pretend that cross necklace never existed last season. Because, honestly, who paid attention to that with all the phenomenal acting and the BradleyLaura content anyway,” a “let’s speculate on where Laura can/should/might go from here” post was pretty much out of the question.
(I still think we could make a case for some kind of Jewish dad, not-Jewish mom, action here. And I totally volunteer to consult on how difficult that can be…)
Instead, we’re going to take a look back. Let’s celebrate with some fans’ appreciation for Laura Peterson and, in particular, her relationship with Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon). This character and ship have had a huge impact on a lot of people, and Margulies herself has acknowledged it (we love an appreciative queen). As she told Variety:
“I can’t tell you how many young women have come up to me in the street or at an event and thanked me for portraying a woman who is so real to them in a positive way — a woman who knows who she is and has no shame or denial. Of course, that’s the writing, not me, but it makes me so happy that I get to play her.
Not to mention, we here at Fangirlish know and love the impact of fandom and just how creative everyone out there can be. So, for our celebration of Bradley and Laura, we put the ask out there for people’s favorite fanvids. And the BradleyLaura fandom delivered in record time.
Without further ado, here are some of the best BradleyLaura fanvids out there.
Angst with resolution? We’ve got that.
And here we have three full minutes of Bradley and Laura “Flirting/Vibing/Gazing,” as the creator calls it.
And then, let’s just…Can we just go ahead and post the fire emoji for this next one?
“Chaotic gfs” + “Hard Times” = We’re having some shipper feelings while dancing.
@miilfmaximoff missing my chaotic gfs 🙁 #bradleylaura #laurapeterson #bradleyjackson #juliannamargulies #reesewitherspoon #themorningshow #tms ♬ original sound – nic
Then, there’s this compilation of BradleyLaura and all the love languages…or really pretty much anything you can find here.
…actually, let’s cheat and put more than one from the same user because this scene was kind of a big deal and probably still needs tons more discussion than it’s already gotten.
We’d give it up for you, Laura. Just saying.
We love a BradleyLaura edit that expertly matches their dialogue with lyrics!
And, lest the folks on the ‘gram think we’ve forgotten them let’s talk about some “Bad Romance.”
Here’s some fanart while we’re at it:
Fic-inspired art? Here for it.
And here, some swoon-worthy fluff.
What are your favorite edits of Bradley and Laura from The Morning Show? And while you’re here, what do you want to see for them in the future? Leave us some comments!