WATCH: Exes Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Get Flirty During ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ Reading
Exes Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got flirty on Feelin’ A-Live, a virtual live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The table read was a fundraiser for non-profits Community Organized Relief Effort (which was co-founded by Fast Times actor Sean Penn) and Reform Alliance, and to keep viewers on their toes, they swapped around the actors’ iconic roles. Pitt and Aniston had no way of knowing that they’d be playing Linda and Brad, two characters that share a sexy scene.
“I wish I could say [Pitt and Aniston’s reunion] was my plan all along,” Dane Cook, the read’s organizer, joked.
Before they even learned their new roles, however, the two shared a coquettish greeting at the top of the show.
I can’t stop overanalyzing this pic.twitter.com/EveEFOZqrb
— Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) September 18, 2020
“Hi Aniston,” Pitt initiates, in what may have been an attempt to break the ice in one of their first public appearances together 15 years after their divorce. “How you doin’?”
“Good, honey, how you are you doin’?” Aniston replies, smiling wide.
The exchange – especially Aniston’s use of the word honey – sent fans to Twitter to share their emotions.
I wasn’t even old enough to care about brad pitt and jennifer aniston when they were together why is this making me scream pic.twitter.com/2kMEf9f9W7
— courtney (@jesuisyentruoc) September 18, 2020
Do people really still ship Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt after what he did to her? 🤔
— cassie (@darveypainted) September 18, 2020
Nonetheless, the surprises the table reading had for “Brennifer” shippers were just getting started – the infamous masturbation scene, as narrated by Morgan Freeman, came soon after. In the scene, character Brad is fantasizing about his counterpart Linda flirting with him at a pool, stripping for him, and getting ready to “fall into passionate love-making” with him.
I could write 10,000 words on this video. Jennifer Aniston is playing it so fucking cool but Brad Pitt is clearly embarrassed. I LOVE MY DIVORCED PARENTS.pic.twitter.com/C6RP8D68Xr
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) September 18, 2020
“Lord have mercy,” Freeman mumbled as he described the scene, Jimmy Kimmel and his costars grinning at the building tension.
Viewers just could not get enough, and obsessed over everything from the racy script to Aniston, Pitt, and the rest of the casts’ expressions.
Annnnd there was just a love scene between Brad and Jen’s characters. It was delightfully awkward and ironic and weirdly sweet. I LIVE. #FastTimesLive
— Mandy Hale (@MissMandyHale) September 18, 2020
— Kirbie “Baby Yoda Stan” Johnson (@kirbiejohnson) September 18, 2020
THE WAY BRAD PITT LOOK AT JENNIFER ANISTON????? I THINK I’M GONNA CRYYYY RIGHT NOW 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/FKMfVMNQXX
— Bryanna Luvino. 🥀 (@breeeyannaluv) September 18, 2020
help 💀 jennifer aniston and brad pitt reading those lines in that table reading while the other actors were looking at them like this pic.twitter.com/WVQghLkupC
— 𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚝𝙰𝚗⁷ ⟭⟬ (@mikrokosmos1997) September 18, 2020
You can watch the full table read below.