Jennifer Aniston wasn’t shy in her new movie “Wanderlust,” but now she wants the frontal topless scene removed out of consideration for her boyfriend, an insider tells TheWrap.
The Judd Apatow-produced film is being asked by Jennifer Aniston to replace the topless scene with a tamer version, which was already shot before the actress proved she wasn’t shy in the film. A spokeswoman for Universal, which is releasing the movie, said: “The scene was shot a bunch of different ways, and we have the best possible version.”
Aniston’s publicist, Stephen Huvane, denies that the scene was altered at the actress’ behest. “The scene is how it was always supposed to be.”
The scene in question features Aniston going topless in front of TV news cameras. In the version that will be included in the film, Aniston will be seen topless from behind, with her bare breasts shown pixelated on TV screens, as they would appear on a TV news broadcast.
However, when the film was edited with the frontal nudity in it, Aniston pleaded for an alternate version due to her blossoming relationship with Theroux, whom she met on the set of the film.
The 43-year-old actress, it seems, decided it just wouldn’t be right to share her naked breasts with anyone except her new beau.
In the film, Aniston and Paul Rudd play a Manhattan couple who suddenly become unemployed and seek an alternative living situation, ultimately landing on a rural, free-love commune. Theroux, 40, plays commune inhabitant Seth.
Aniston performed a brief, semi-topless scene — though her breasts were concealed by an open lab coat — in her recent comedy “Horrible Bosses.”
The actress has also displayed a penchant for skin-happy photo-shoots on the pages of magazines such as “Rolling Stone” and “GQ.”
Aniston’s “Wanderlust” hits theaters February 24.