The story behind Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's table read reunion

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From Cosmopolitan

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunited last week for a live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and it was pure Zoom gold. Along with a host of other huge names like Morgan Freeman and Julia Roberts, the former couple read lines from the cult teen film.

And not just any old lines, as Jennifer was playing Linda Barrett and Brad was Brad Hamilton, which meant Jen delivered this line to her ex: "Hi Brad, You know how cute I always thought you were. I think you're so sexy. Will you come to me?"

And let's not forget this sweet interaction: "Hi, Aniston," Brad said. "Hi, Pitt," Jen responded. "How ya doin'," he asked. "Good honey. How you doin'?"

If you're wondering how the pair agreed to the charity project, which helped raise money for CORE, a charitable organisation providing emergency relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as Reform Alliance, which is focused on criminal justice reform, it all came about thanks to comedian Dane Cook.

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Dane appeared on the the Better Together with Maria Menounos podcast this week and explained how he managed to get so many big names together.

He started by saying Friends actor Jen agreed to it before Brad. "When I text [Jennifer], she was - I'm not trying to make it more fluffy - she could not have been more delightful, game, excited," he said. "Again, I knew once those first few names were in there, when Brad Pitt... started coming in, I was like, 'Yes! This is gonna happen.'"

When it came to asking Brad, Dane shared, "Once his team talked to him, I'm sure it was just like, 'Here's already in there so far.' There was no hesitation, there was no rules, there was no, nothing. There wasn't anything like... were they not allowed... No! Zero. No drama."

He added, "They both locked in. What you saw was absolutely what we had hoped, which was just nice engagement between two massive, incredibly talented people!"

Dane also revealed that the table read, originally scheduled for spring, almost didn't happen.

"The dilemma was we wanted to do this back like in April, and I think it fell apart completely at least five times," Dane explained. "There were life things happening in the world, and the protests started, and that put the pause on it. And then it just stopped."

We're so glad it did go ahead because it's exactly the kind of content 2020 needs right now.

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