Bella Thorne on Why She Skips Cardio — and that Nude GQ Shoot: 'I Can Be a Feminist and Show Skin'
Actress Bella Thorne talks about her preferred workouts and why doing a nude photo shoot is not anti-feminist
The actress, who stars in the upcoming film Midnight Sun, talked about the personal health benefits of staying active.
“I recently decided it’s time to go back to the gym,” Thorne, 20, told SHAPE for their March cover. “I get stressed and antsy when I don’t go.”
But she chooses her workouts carefully.
“I don’t do cardio because it makes me lose too much weight, and my boobs are always the first thing to go,” Thorne said. “But I will do a lot of weight lifting, boxing, Pilates, and hot yoga.”
“There’s really not much I keep private, but in the past I’ve been a little more guarded about my home life and what I dealt with when I was younger because if you put stuff out there the wrong way, it could hurt someone,” she said. “But I’m ready to be upfront now for justice — for those people who have gone through the same thing.”
Another topic she’s open about? Her body, which is why Thorne has happily showed off her acne and decided to do an unretouched nude photo shoot for GQ Mexico. And she doesn’t care if it leads to criticism.
“It would make a lot of people uncomfortable, but for me the issue was, I can be a feminist and show skin,” she said. “You’d never tell a guy not to take off his shirt, would you?”
But with everything in her plate, Thorne said she has to be mindful that she’s not doing too much.
“I’m lucky that I have one of those brains that always allows me to take more on. But while it makes for a great work ethic, it gets me in trouble,” she said. “When I’m overtired, my psoriasis and acne are bad, I get migraines and sore eyes, I forget my lines, and my hands shake a lot. Those are tells that I need some sleep.”
Thorne’s SHAPE cover goes on newsstands on March 13.