Actress Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she was nearly adopted by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt prior to them adopting their fifth child, Pax Thien, while in Vietnam.
"It was a crazy, silly, dopey idea from one of my friends. Either Matt Leblanc or Barbara Walters, I forget. I was all liquored up at the time, and thought I could get back into Brad's life by pretending to be an orphan. I thought I could do it, because I am, after all, an actress."
Hopping a flight to Vietnam, and sneaking into the orphanage dressed as a baby complete with baby bonnet and pacifier, Aniston's hopes were raised when the couple spotted her and wondered why she was such a big girl.
"I was making goo-goo ga-ga sounds in my crib, and when they asked why I was bigger than the other children I said, 'I'm just big boned'."
The jig was up; Brad ran screaming from the orphanage and Jolie grabbed Pax, who was in the next crib, and left to join her man.
"I thought I did a good job," Aniston said, adding, "I squinted my eyes and looked all cute and needy, but I guess they just wanted a boy. Again. Geez, how many kids do they have now? 15 or 16? Maybe I should have been saying goo-goo ga-ga in Vietnamese and not American. I guess I messed up. Do you have Brad's phone number?"