First, watch the trailer for We’re the Millers. Next, marvel at the sight of America’s sweetheart playing a stripper named Rose. Finally, ask yourself the same question you’ve been asking for years: How does she stay so fit?
Well, not without a lot of hard work, as our series with Jennifer Aniston’s yogi instructor Mandy Ingber makes clear.
And Aniston’s We’re the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber concurs. “I don’t think she ever worried about it. She got in great shape and worked incredibly hard for that sequence and it shows,” he says. “I think people are going to watch it with their jaw on the ground.”
But even though the star gets down to her skivvies to get her faux family out of a tight squeeze, Thurber promises we’re not looking at Aniston’s Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls moment. “I would say on this side of Showgirls, the striptease falls in between Flashdance and a Carl’s Jr. commercial,” he says. “It’s handled with a wink and a smile.”
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So how does Aniston get (well, stay) in such amazing, striptease-worthy shape? Lots of yoga with Ingber. In fact, Aniston credits Ingber for helping her finally love her legs. “I’ve always been in shape but I could never get rid of that little saddle bag and it was miraculous how it sort of melted away,” she says.
Ingber says that their three-day-a-week yoga practice helps keep the star’s body sculpted, from a holistic approach to fitness to healthy, organic eating. “Who doesn’t want longer legs?! She is very feminine, yet toned,” Ingber tells PEOPLE. “Athletic and slim.” And she recommends a move from her book to get similarly killer legs, which combines yoga’s Temple Pose with plié squats, finishing with 10 pulses at the bottom of the plié.
So with all that hard work, you can expect to be blown away by Aniston’s sexy, warm performance in We’re the Millers, according to Thurber. “Practice makes perfect and her strip is close to perfect. She gives a knock out performance,” he says.
For lots more on Aniston’s hot body (plus plenty of other stars’ get fit secrets!) pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, and tell us: What do you think of Aniston’s latest film?
–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Paul Chi and Raha Lewis