Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunited virtually last month for the Fast Times at Ridgemont High live table read

By Eric Todisco
October 30, 2020 08:57 AM
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Matthew McConaughey is sharing his perspective on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's dynamic during last month's Fast Times at Ridgemont High live read.

Appearing on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, McConaughey, 50, was asked if he could feel the "sexual tension" between Pitt and Aniston during the star-studded virtual event.

"Could I feel the heat through the screen of Brad? So palpable. Yeah, yeah, it was so palpable," said the Greenlights author, who played the character of Mike Damone in the table read.

"I noticed that after, that a lot of the topics were about that, or about them," he added. "No, I actually didn't notice anything through the screen, but that made for a good topic the next day."

Jennifer Aniston; Matthew McConaughey; Brad Pitt
Jennifer Aniston; Matthew McConaughey; Brad Pitt
| Credit: CORE

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The virtual reading of the popular 1982 film, hosted by Dane Cook, marked the first time Aniston, 51, and Pitt, 56, appeared on screen together since their 2005 divorce. It has been watched on Sean Penn's Core Facebook page more than 14 million times.

The two actors shared a hilarious moment in the script in which Pitt's Brad Hamilton has a sexual fantasy about Aniston's Linda Barrett, resulting in an exchange between the two exes that garnered laughs from everyone.

The Fast Times live table read also featured Cook as Mark "Rat" Ratner, Penn as a delivery driver, Ray Liotta as Mr. Hand, John Legend as Charles Jefferson, Henry Golding as Mr. Vargas, Shia LaBeouf as Spicoli, Julia Roberts as Stacy Hamilton, Morgan Freeman reading stage directions and Jimmy Kimmel as all other characters.

Fast Times table read
Fast Times table read

Following the September event, Cook, 48, spoke to Maria Menounos on her podcast Better Together with Maria Menounos about Pitt and Aniston's reunion. “Once Brad’s team talked to him, I’m sure it was just like, here’s who’s already in so far!” Cook said. “There was no hesitation, there were no rules, there was no, nothing!”

“I just want people to know, there wasn’t anything like, ‘Were they not allowed…’ No! Zero. No drama," he explained.

“They both locked in,” Cook said of the two stars. “What you saw was absolutely what we had hoped, which was just nice engagement between two massive, incredibly talented people."

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Aniston and Pitt were married from 2000 to 2005, and have rekindled their friendship through the years which culminated in a friendly greeting backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this year, following Aniston's win for female actor in a drama series for The Morning Show.

The virtual reading fundraiser benefitted relief efforts amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with proceeds going toward Penn's nonprofit, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), and REFORM Alliance.