Aniston, Jolie to carry Olympic torch -- Jennifer and Angelina will help the torch make its way around the world

By Brian Hiatt
May 06, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Jennifer Aniston: Lionel Hahn/ABACA Press/NewsCom

Jennifer Aniston has already scored a post-”Friends” gig, albeit a short-lived one. The star, who’s of Greek ancestry, will help the Olympic torch make its way to Athens during its 78-day journey, according to the Associated Press. The torch will travel through 27 countries, six continents, and 33 cites, passing through the hands of 11,000 or so runners, AP reported.

Angelina Jolie will help complete the torch’s journey, carrying it on Aug. 12, one day before the Olympics begin. Other Americans carrying the torch include basketball legend Magic Johnson, along with Olympic medalists including Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis, and Edwin Moses, according to AP.