Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunited onscreen for the first time in decades on Thursday (Sept 17) when they recreated a steamy scene during a star-studded table read of 1982 coming-of-age teen dramedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Also at the read were Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman, John Legend, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Jimmy Kimmell, Ray Liotta, Matthew McConaughey and Fast Times original star Sean Penn. The event was hosted by comedian Dane Cook to help raise funds for CORE (Community Organised Relief Effort) Response, the humanitarian charity co-founded by Penn.
At the read, Pitt, 56, and Aniston, 51, played Brad Hamilton and Linda Barrett, respectively, the characters portrayed by Judge Reinhold and Phoebe Cates in the original movie. The former couple's last onscreen appearance together was in the Season 8 episode of Friends where Pitt played Will Colbert, a former high school classmate of Aniston’s Rachel Green.
At the start of the reading, Pitt greeted his ex, saying, “Hi Aniston.” She replied, "Hi Pitt. How you doing, honey?" But the moment that really got everyone talking was when they recreated a risqué scene where Linda and Brad flirt in one of Brad’s daydreams. "Hi, Brad," Aniston as Linda said. "You know how cute I always thought you were. I think you're so sexy. Will you come to me?" And the crowd went wild. Here are some of their reactions:
I can’t stop overanalyzing this pic.twitter.com/EveEFOZqrb— Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) September 18, 2020
jennifer aniston and brad pitt’s full “spicy” scene as linda barrett and brad hamilton on “fast times at ridgemont high”s virtual table read.— thay 🦙 (@beingamaguire) September 18, 2020
THIS WAS WAY TOO FUNNY 😂#FastTimesLive pic.twitter.com/BuxXh6Co42
The last time Pitt and Aniston got netizens this excited was back in January when they were seen chatting and embracing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where Pitt took home Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Aniston received Best Actress for The Morning Show. For a while, speculation was rife that they were seeing each other again.
Pitt is said to have been dating German model Nicole Poturalski for nearly a year. They were seen last month on vacation together at Pitt’s Chateau Miraval in the South of France.
Pitt is said to have been dating German model Nicole Poturalski for nearly a year. They were seen last month on vacation together at Pitt’s Chateau Miraval in the South of France. Aniston’s last serious relationship was with Justin Theroux whom she met in 2011. They got married in 2015 but split in 2018.
Watch the entire Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read here.