You'll Be Surprised at How Jake Gyllenhaal Got In Shape For 'Nocturnal Animals'

You'll Be Surprised at How Jake Gyllenhaal Got In Shape For 'Nocturnal Animals'

Wait, he has a "body stylist?"

By Jenny Berg

When a film's director is also a high-fashion designer, you can bet its stars will have a certain look. So, when Tom Ford cast Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in Nocturnal Animals, he was clear about his vision for how the duo should appear onscreen. Enter a behind-the-scenes "body stylist."

US Magazine chatted with Nonna Gleyzer, who worked with the cast to get them in Ford-approved shape. "Tom Ford likes people to stay lean and long, and that’s what we did here,” the fitness guru said.

Though Gleyzer has a packed roster of high-profile clients—she's also worked with Gisele and Madonna—she dropped everything to work with the stars as they prepped for the film. “We did a lot elongating moves, stretching, and a ton of abdominal work. That way you can see their beautiful upper bodies,” she shared.

Amy has a dance background, so it's no surprise that she and Nonna spent a lot of time at the barre. Jake, however, was a tougher sell when it came to the ballerina-inspired moves. "It’s such a myth that it’s only for women, and when I get to kick a man's ass, especially guys like...Jake, they're in such phenomenal shape, and it’s just like, ‘Yay!'," Nonna enthused.

Luckily, athleisure's latest looks are pretty much made for bellying up to the barre. In addition to Puma's new "Swan Basket" line, Zara's ballet-slipper-inspired kicks just hit the market.

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