Actress Jennifer Aniston opens up about her private life in an interview with Marie Claire magazine where she talks about her boyfriend Justin Theroux, on going topless in her films and being in the best shape of her life.
Here are some snippets from the interview:
On her boyfriend Justin Theroux: “He’s a protector, for sure. He’s just a good human being, and so funny.”
On being secluded while filming Wanderlust: “All of a sudden I began decompressing. It’s weird, but it felt like living a normal life; almost like having your anonymity back. Nobody bothered us and we were protected as a group. There were no paparazzi and no secret, tricky little cell phone pictures being taken. I realized how paranoid and guarded and not trusting – walled-in – I had become. Not consciously so, but just this armor that I kind of have, protective armor. It’s not for my friends or family, but for being outside in the world, always on guard.”
On not wanting to be so guarded: “I’ve really made a conscious effort to not wall myself up like that again. I built those walls pretty high in the past. I think you miss out on a lot of stuff when you’re so protected and isolated.”
On shooting a topless scene for the film: “There are always nerves when you shoot a scene like that. But the adrenaline takes you through it and then you have the girls come in and cover you up immediately. I got very comfortable with seeing nude people, pretty much immediately. It was bizarre to know that these were actually nudists – because there’s a nudist colony in Clarkesville – and how comfortable they are being nude.”
On keeping in good health: “I think being happy and smiling and laughing a lot helps. I work out, I drink a lot of water. And yoga is still very important. I love it. If I don’t do it then my spirit sort of goes.”