In a recent interview for SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Jennifer Aniston spoke about reuniting with former husband Brad Pitt on the table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, working with a difficult guest star on Friends and reconfirmed that she and co-star David Schwimmer were never officially an item and never dated in real life.
Appearing along with fellow Friends co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer spoke about the ‘crush’ that she and David shared for each other and said, “We were in relationships, it was always never the right time. And it wouldn’t have worked. The beauty of that was that whatever feelings we had we just literally channeled everything into Ross and Rachel, and I think that’s maybe why it resonated the way it did. But no, we never, on my life — and Courteney and Lisa would know if it did because they would’ve heard about it. They can vouch for me. I would proudly say I banged Schwimmer if that happened. But no.”
In the special Friends Reunion episode that premiered last month on HBO Max, David and Jennifer had spoken about the crush and confirmed their fondness for each other but reiterated that they never gave in to their feelings. David had said, “At some point, we were both crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary. We respected that.”
On the other hand, during the interview, Jennifer also spoke about reuniting with ex-husband Brad that sent their fans into frenzy. Jennifer and Brad read for romantic interests Linda and Brad, who were originally played by Phoebe Cates and Judge Reinhold in the 1982 teen classic. The actress described the experience as “absolutely fun” before confirming she and Brad “are buddies.” She said, “We speak, and there’s no oddness at all, except for everyone that probably watched it and was wanting there to be or assumed there to be.”
The actress also recounted a negative experience with an actor who appeared on the show and behaved “as if they were just too ‘above’ this, to be on a sitcom.” She said, “I remember when we were doing a network run-through, the network and the producers would just laugh. And this person would be like, ‘Listen to them, just laughing at their own jokes. So stupid, not even funny’. It was just like, ‘What are you doing here?'” She further said that his attitude did not fit with the tone of the cast, crew and set and was “not what we’re all about.” She further added, “This is a wonderful, warm place to be, and you’re coming into our home and just shit on it.” However, she acknowledged that this person has since acknowledged their unprofessional conduct. She said, “The funny thing is, that male did apologize about their behavior years later, and just said, ‘I was so nervous, to be honest, that I wasn’t on my best behavior.'”
(Source: The Howard Stern Show)