When Jennifer Aniston gabbed with James Lipton and a room full of acting students for an Inside the Actors' Studio taping in NYC Thursday night, there was a very special fan watching in the front row: her new man Justin Theroux.
Beaming and waving to the audience, the 42-year-old actress looked sexy in a black, knee-length pencil skirt with black quarter-length sleeved top and matching Christan Louboutin pumps.
Although Theroux, 39, remained quiet among the students and fans, his new girlfriend flashed him plenty of smiles and warm glances throughout the giggly, entertaining chat -- and named her Wanderlust costar among the folks she "loved" working with over the years.
The Emmy winner was also game to talk about filming nude scenes. "They are miserable," complained Aniston, who reportedly went topless in Wanderlust. "It's your total figure in front of a lot of people. And you have to do so many takes. I wonder if they did that on purpose!"
And despite a recent rift, she praised her pal Courteney Cox. "[She's] my my best friend and a very talented comedic actress," Aniston said of her Friends cohort, 47. "I love her. She's like my brother." She also loves another Friends pal Matthew Perry. "I adore Matthew Perry. I'm so happy he's alive," she said as the audience laughed.
The comic actress tries out a new sort of character in Horrible Bosses, in which she plays Julia, a dentist and "horny sexual predator." She explained: "I never get to be that girl!"
But before Aniston made it big, she was dressed down by a drama teacher in high school, who called her a "disgrace to theater." (She added that if her acting career hadn't panned out, she'd be a "professional waitress.")