Actress Jennifer Aniston went on The Dr. Oz show this week and spoke about the physical transformation she went through to play a woman suffering from chronic pain in her latest film, Cake. She went without makeup and exercise for the role.
“It’s interesting when you stop exercising,” she told Dr. Oz. “It really was interesting how my Serotonin levels went down. My stamina was shot. I was cranky. I was irritable. I’m usually really not any of those things. I just found myself short. I was hungry like crazy. Then, you realize exercise is just so important to our soul. Not just being able to fit into skinny jeans, just your state of mind, your soul, all of that. I surrendered into it. I actually didn’t fight it. I didn’t think oh this is horrible. It was such a part of what I enjoyed about mining this character.”