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Jennifer Aniston on Nude Scenes: It's 'Liberating'

Jennifer Aniston on Nude Scenes: It's 'Liberating'

Jennifer Aniston, on nude scenes, was fairly frank in her description: "liberating."

Jennifer Aniston's nude scenes were filmed for her upcoming movie, "Wanderlust," which she starred in along with funnyman Paul Rudd and her boyfriend, Justin Theroux.

The 43-year-old actress was candid in her feelings about her nude scene, telling Entertainment Tonight Canada that "'liberating' is a good word to use," when describing the shot. For Aniston, the nudity fit "the spirit of the movie," which details a Manhattan couple who moves from the city to a nudist colony.

Aniston, who had to actually visit a nudist colony along with her co-stars for the flick, told ET Canada about her shock when she first viewed the unashamed denizens.

"There was a lot of [nudity]," she said. "Bottomless, topless. Yeah, there is. It's happening."

Trying to emulate the nudists' lack of shame wasn't easy, though. Adrenaline got her through the scenes, she revealed.

"It's not comfortable completely," she began. "There was a little bit of nerves, but adrenaline takes you through it. And then, you have the girls come in and cover you up, immediately."

After a time, the "Friends" star said she became comfortable enough with the nudity to focus on the acting and the scene.

"I got very comfortable with seeing nude people, pretty much immediately. It was very bizarre, to know that these were actually nudists and how comfortable they are being nude," said the actress.

That comfort apparently extended to then-friend Justin Theroux, who was also on set. Although Aniston says they were "just friends" while on set, soon afterwards, their romantic relationship began. Now, the two remain a couple, and have been seen together at various occasions.

There were rumors that Aniston had attempted to get her nude scene pulled from "Wanderlust" for the sake of her relationship with Theroux. Her publicist, Stephen Huvane, denied the claims, saying that the scene was unchanged.

Some speculated that without the nudity, the movie would lose ticket sales, but Ted Baehr, the publisher of MovieGuide -- a Christian movie review site -- disagrees. According to Baehr's study, movies with a Christian worldview, devoid of explicit sex and nudity, do better in theaters.

"The vast majority of moviegoers, which includes the 142 million Americans who go to church every week, prefer positive Christian movies with morally uplifting content," said Baehr in his write-up.

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