Watch Jennifer Aniston Get Nostalgic About Brad Pitt

Watch Jennifer Aniston Get Nostalgic About Brad Pitt

After her 2005 split with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston's role in The Break Up may have seemed a bit on the nose. But according to the Friends alum, 42, it was exactly what she needed.

"It was a beautiful human story about a couple breaking up," Aniston tells James Lipton during her Inside the Actor's Studio chat, premiering Monday on Bravo. "You know, I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue."

After the end of her five-year marriage to Pitt (he famously coupled up with Mr. & Mrs. Smith costar Angelina Jolie), "I honestly felt like, what a great way to sort of exorcise some of that," Aniston said.

In retrospect, Aniston says, "I enjoyed it. You'd think otherwise."

Aniston's Inside the Actor's Studio premieres Monday at 8 p.m. (EST) on Bravo.