Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have delighted fans with a flirty exchange during a virtual table read of 1980s teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Pitt played the role of Brad Hamilton from the classic movie, while Aniston played Linda Barrett. As part of a steamy fantasy that Pitt's character has while he's, erm, enjoying himself, he imagines a conversation between himself and Aniston's character Linda.
"Hi, Brad," Aniston reads as Linda. "You know how cute I always thought you were. I think you're so sexy. Will you come to me?"
The scene – as well as the entire table read – was narrated by Morgan Freeman, who quipped, "Lord have mercy" when there was mention of Linda's bathing suit being removed.
Several cast members, including Julia Roberts, Jimmy Kimmel and even Pitt himself, struggled to keep a straight face throughout – but Aniston kept the whole thing deadpan and professional, while still hilarious.
Many fans were beside themselves at the sexual chemistry between the two characters. One tweeted: "Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are singlehandedly saving 2020 for me," and another posted: "It was perfect."
Fans even enjoyed the way Aniston and Pitt greeted each other before the table read began, affectionately using each others surnames and Aniston calling her ex-husband "honey".
The virtual table read marks the first time Aniston and Pitt – who were married from 2000 to 2005 – have been seen together (albeit digitally) since their meeting backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January.
The reading raised more than $50,000 (£38,500) for CORE, a charitable organisation providing emergency relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as Reform Alliance, which is focused on criminal justice reform.
Other Hollywood stars who participated were Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, John Legend, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Liotta, Henry Golding and Dane Cook.
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