Jennifer Aniston is a lean, mean kale-eating machine! In her new comedy We're the Millers, the 44-year-old went on a strict diet to get into even better shape than she usually is to play a stripper.
"I was on a very like, you know, greens and vegetables and lean proteins and kale," Aniston told Access Hollywood of her diet plan. But the Friends star adds that she "did eat" on the day of her big stripping scene, where she strips into lingerie in front of costars Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter. "When I really wanted to have a cheat day," she said, "I had to have a kale chip."
In addition to eating right, Aniston also had to focus on getting an injured knee ready to handle the sexy moves. "It wasn't easy because I'd just had knee surgery a month and a half before. It was a little bit tedious. And then also just getting trained physically -- I was really in shape then," she told USA Today. "I was in the kind of shape I don't enjoy being in because it feels a little too fit."'
Unfortunately, Justin Theroux's fiancee still needs to have another knee surgery done "in a about a month." "I have a hole in a tendon that's leaking fluid," she shared. "Is that pleasant? It hurts. It feels creepy. But let's not talk about that."
Even though she got her body into amazing shape to strip in the Rawson Marshall Thurber-directed film, Aniston was still nervous that her "kibbles and bits" would accidentally be exposed -- so she doubled up on lingerie!
"I had no taping. I really just doubled my bras. I had a thong and then two pairs of underwear," Aniston told Access Hollywood. "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!'"