Filming The Break-UP in 2005 helped Jennifer Aniston move on from her real-life marriage split from Brad Pitt the year before.
The movie, in which the actress played then-real-life-lover Vince Vaughn's girlfriend, was one of the first she signed on for after she and Pitt ended their marriage - and she admits the shoot was therapeutic.
Talking about the decision to take on the film in a taped interview with Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton, she says, "I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue. It was a great way to sort of exorcise (feelings)."
She tells Lipton it was clear that the movie's producers were hesitant about approaching her for the project, considering her recent heartbreak - but she was game.
She adds, "I was like, 'Why not? Turn the page, let's move on.'"
Aniston's Inside The Actors Studio interview will air on TV in America on Monday (11Jul11).