We’ve all seen the photo by now: that first picture of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston working together again at the virtual table read for the 1982 teen drama “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” The special is set to stream Thursday after being rescheduled from last month.
Dane Cook, who shared the image on social media, organized the event to benefit REFORM Alliance and Sean Penn’s nonprofit CORE. “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers caught up with Dane to find out more!
“The first moment we see everyone together on-screen—especially when Jen and Brad logged in and they were testing their equipment, getting their mics ready—seeing them see each other and realizing there is gonna be a lot of anticipation and curiosity because they are megastars,” Dane said.
“They are so charming. They are so beautiful and charming. Beyond talented,” he added. “Some people just have that thing. That moment they got on-screen, I immediately felt like I was back in junior high school, like I was a wallflower. They are the cool people and I’m over here.”
He continued, “We capture that moment. You get to see the script read but see all the stuff that happens that’s unrehearsed… It just feels good.”
Dane also revealed what it was like to be part of the production team, adding, “To put this together and play and participate… In a lowlight year, it’s a highlight moment.”