Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt to reunite for charity table read, fans excited for 'something good this year'
In the first look at the panel of the table read which will air on September 17, Aniston was seen sitting at the top left for the panel, while Pitt was seen in the bottom row
While this year might not have gone exactly as many planned, the first look of former couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's virtual reunion for charity table read of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' has given fans something to cheer about.
The first look at the panel of the table read which will now air on September 17, nearly a month after it was originally set to air on August 20, Aniston was seen sitting smiling softly at the top left for the panel, while Pitt was seen flashing a grin in the bottom row. This will be the first time the couple will be seen sharing screen space in years via video call. The former spouses were married from 2000 to 2005 and have recently revived their friendship, which saw them lovingly greeting each other at the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this year which has sent social media into a temporary meltdown at the time.
Apart from Aniston and Pitt, other celebrities who joined the star-studded panel were Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, John Legend, Ray Liotta, and Sean Penn. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Penn's nonprofit CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) and REFORM Alliance.
The first look at the virtual reunion had people gushing about the couple on social media. "Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a video call? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a video call. something good this year," one wrote, while another said, "Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a video call? Is this actually happening." A third wrote, "Jen and Brad in one frame is a gift for this sh*tty year"
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a video call? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a video call.— WILLA 🎬 (@willaOfficial_) September 14, 2020
something good this year ❤️. https://t.co/KvBqKpY3T6
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston on a video call? Is this actually happening 🤯 https://t.co/CcYuEcGOgj— Maryam (@ma_altamimii) September 15, 2020
Jen and Brad in one frame is a gift for this shitty year— Vibi_m (@vibimuhlisin) September 14, 2020
Many of them also pointed out that they looked similar in the video call as both of them had blonde hair. "Love them. Why do they kind of look alike in this?" one wrote, while another said, "THEY SHARED HAIR." Others urged the old couple shippers to get a life as the former couple had long moved on from their split and one of them even announced that he has a new girlfriend now. "OMG let them move on please. He was not 'stolen away' from some poor hapless woman. They broke up. She married some else they broke up," a user commented, while another shared a GIF with the caption "NOPE."
Love them. Why do they kind of look alike in this?— Anna Denison (@annadenisonku) September 14, 2020
THEY SHARED HAIR— Evil MoPac (@EvilMopacATX) September 14, 2020
OMG let them move on please. He was not “stolen away” from some poor hapless woman. They broke up. She married some else they broke up.— Just this (@Pyrochik) September 15, 2020
Revealing how the cast came together, Cook previously told People Magazine, "I threw out a bunch of names originally, and was fortunate enough to get a couple of those names pretty quickly. I mean, Jennifer Aniston was lovely and was so gung-ho. Julia Roberts came in within that first week or two, and within 10 days, I knew that this could go the distance. In terms of casting and how we wanted it to come together, there's some expectation of what kind of person should be playing this role or that role, but truly it was about, let's really try to break up the diversity, and let's be unexpected. You know, a live read is a celebration of the written story."
"It's hard to not have those really great, dare I say, holy sh--, entertainment moments, which we have summer to summer — the big movie or the big moment," he said. "And when I didn't see that was happening, when I started seeing the films that I was anticipating most move out of the summertime spot, I thought, man, wouldn't it be great if somehow, someway we could still create a version of that moment? And I think we have the chance to do that, which is so damn cool."