Jennifer Aniston: 'The Break Up' Helped Me Get Over Brad Pitt

Entertainment Jul. 7, 2011 AT 9:21AM
Jennifer Aniston: 'The Break Up' Helped Me Get Over Brad Pitt Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage; Lester Cohen/WireImage

Jennifer Aniston seems to have found love again with Justin Theroux -- but back in 2005, she was still smarting from her devastating divorce from Brad Pitt.

She dusted herself off by signing on for, ironically, The Break Up, the hit 2006 romantic comedy costarrng Vince Vaughn.

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"It was a beautiful human story about a couple breaking up...You know, I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue," Aniston, 42, confessed during her chat with James Lipton for her Inside the Actor's Studio appearance.

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"I honestly felt like, what a great way to sort of exorcise some of that," she said of doing the film after the end of her five-year marriage to Pitt, 47, who famously paired up with Angelina Jolie afterwards.

Even The Break Up's producers balked at asking Aniston to sign on for the flick given its sensitive subject matter, she revealed.

"I was like, why not? Turn the page, let's move on."

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Her romantic heartache made the role "easier" to do, she said. "I enjoyed it! You'd think otherwise."

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