The comic, 48, hosted a digital desk learn of the 1982 coming-of-age film in September to assist increase cash for Sean Penn‘s emergency reduction group, CORE, and the REFORM Alliance, a nonprofit centered round legal justice reform. Aniston, 51, and Pitt star, 56, have been joined by Penn, 60, Shia LaBeouf, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts and extra — however the former couple’s electrical energy stole the present.
“It was actually spectacular,” Cook dinner mentioned of the reunion on the Wednesday, November 18, episode of Bleav Podcast Community’s “On the List With Brett Gursky” podcast. “Folks needed to see these folks collectively, proper? … It felt like an actual good, joyous event. A variety of laughs.”
Throughout the digital occasion, Pitt and the Friends actress performed characters originated by Decide Reinhold and Phoebe Catesin the basic comedy. In a single scene, the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood star couldn’t help but blush as Aniston referred to as his character “cute” and “attractive.” Followers couldn’t get sufficient of seeing the previously married pair, who referred to as it quits in 2005, reignite their old spark on display.
“I want I might someway take extra credit score for that, however actually it was them,” Cook dinner mentioned on the podcast, describing the method of reserving Aniston and Pitt for the occasion. “There was no drama … They’re professionals. They’re buddies. They simply got here to play. … They each simply liked the content material. We liked that Sean needed to be there as an individual, part of it, but in addition handing the baton off to someone that he could then sit back and watch encapsulate the character like he did.”
Every of the actors concerned within the charity livestream put their very own particular spin on the characters they portrayed whereas additionally honoring the unique work.
“All of the little issues. Julia Roberts wore the bowtie. And Aniston introduced the bikini beneath the shirt,” Cook dinner recalled. “And Brad, folks don’t understand, not solely the hats, however he wore a inexperienced shirt as a result of [the character] ‘Brad’ wore his inexperienced shirt. … Ray Liotta needed to have the scholarly, tan swimsuit.”
After the exes made headlines for his or her scene-stealing second collectively, a supply instructed Us Weekly solely that the Morning Present star and the Combat Membership actor “were both a little nervous” before the event — however “loved themselves” as soon as it kicked off.
“It used to bug them how everybody pulls for them to get again collectively, however now they chuckle it off,” the insider added on the time. “The reality is that they have one another’s backs. … They don’t need to milk this ‘friendly exes’ dynamic they’ve acquired occurring an excessive amount of. They’re each very conscious of that.”
Not solely was the desk learn a particular second for longtime followers of the previous Hollywood “It” couple, however it was additionally significant for Cook dinner, who was “very proud” of what the group put collectively for a great trigger.
“Sitting there with plenty of folks that I need to emulate — and now I can say I labored alongside — and proceed now to collaborate and corroborate with, I’m very happy,” he mentioned on Wednesday.
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