By portraying a beautifully toned stripper in her latest movie role, Jennifer Aniston continues to defy Father Time. However, the 44-year-old stunner admits she needed a little toning-up help from a few “friends” to flesh out her character.
And that help came in the form of a creative trainer and a rigid new diet and exercise routine. A fitness program had to be specially crafted for Aniston who had recently undergone knee surgery.
Aniston notes that it certainly was no a picnic getting into exotic dancer-shape for her role in We're the Millers.
"I was doing stuff that I never want to do again… just workouts that are really, really hard,” she said. "I had knee surgery right before I had to start all this training, so it was doubly hard to do because you had to figure out ways to work out without using your knees, which is impossible, especially when you're doing, like, deep squats around a pole."
Her diet leaned towards vegetarian.
“I was on a very like, you know, greens and vegetables and lean proteins and kale,” Aniston said.
Aniston, who rose to stardom while portraying Rachel Green on the TV smash hit Friends, has not only discovered the secret to staying in shape, but she’s also learned what it takes to be happy in your own skin.
"[Y]ou can undo a lot of things," she said. "If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That’s the thing I really feel... And once you meet yourself, and truly love yourself, then you attract that."
And while she sure flashes a lot of flesh in her latest flick, Aniston tried to prevent embarrassing peek-a-boo moments.
“I really just doubled my bras," she said. "I had a thong and then two pairs of underwear. Why I thought that was going to help protect anything is beyond me. Because, that’s just like ridiculous. … I was like, ‘No, I need three bras! I need three bras because God forbid that one, if it’s gonna escape!’”
eDiets Chief Editor John McGran has an extensive background in online dieting and tabloid news. He covers the celebrity beat for eDiets.