The famous exes will both take part in a live table reading of ’80s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High alongside a bevy other A-listers including Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Kimmel and original star Sean Penn. The event will livestream this Friday at 8 p.m. EST with all proceeds going to support CORE, a non-profit that has set up COVID-19 testing sites across the United States.
Long before Amy Heckerling directed Clueless, she broke through with Ridgemont, an edgy (for the times, anyway,) slice-of-life comedy about a bunch of kids in a Southern California high school. Penn shot to stardom by playing the prototypical stoner character Jeff Spicoli, though he won’t be reprising the part this time around. In fact, which actors reading which parts is being kept secret until the premiere.
Despite the tabloids constantly painting their relationship as either some tragic soap opera or a secret war, Pitt and Aniston have clearly made amends and found peace following their 2005 divorce. Though, they’re also both more than self-aware and savvy enough about the public interest in their relationship (Pitt likes to slyly joke about it). Clearly, cashing in on that curiosity for charity seems like the reasonable thing to do.
The pair has only appeared together on screen one time before. Pitt guest starred on an episode of Friends back in 2001 playing a former classmate who has held a grudge against Aniston’s character since high school. He picked up an Emmy nomination for guest actor in a comedy series, an award he’s nominated for once again this year, thanks to his appearance as Dr. Fauci on Saturday Night Live. Aniston is also Emmy nominated this year for her role in The Morning Show. Even if the Emmys are some sort of digitally based ceremony, a run-in was bound to happen anyway.