The actress took to the social media site to share a racy post on Friday, showing herself sitting away in a stairway as she slipped out of her dress. The 53-year-old appeared topless as the dress slipped down to her lower back, though she was able to stay within the site’s strict rules against overt nudity by facing away.
The picture was accompanied by an inspirational message from Halle, who goes on Instagram every Friday to offer some workout tips and videos of herself staying in shape. In the caption, she said that many people focus on how they look in workout clothes instead of “how we feel in our skin,” which she said is what truly matters. The actress stressed how important it is to develop good posture, which she showed off in the photo.
The post was a huge hit, garnering tens of thousands of likes and all manner of supportive comments.
“You look gorgeous,” one person wrote.
“Halle you are such a inspiration to all of us with your great words actions and all your beauty,” another added.
It’s a theme Halle has visited before. She took to Instagram to share a similar topless photo to kick off the new year, where she faced away from the camera while gazing out toward the ocean. Both shots appeared to go for the artistic touch instead of taking the racy and revealing route.
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Happy #FitnessFriday! We all tend to focus on what we look like in our workout clothes, but how we feel in our skin is what truly matters. With so many of us sitting in front of a computer all day or looking down at our phones, developing good posture can be SO so important! Tending to your spine and upper back can take a lot of pressure off of the lower back and hips, reducing any lower back pain you may be having! Check stories for some killer upper back exercises with weights, demonstrated by the one and only @peterleethomas. Enjoy! ♥️
Halle’s premium on uplifting messages — and especially on fitness — has earned her a major following, including more than 5.8 followers on Instagram. She also uses the platform to give fans some updates on her projects, including a number of behind-the-scenes pictures and videos as she was filming John Wick 3 and going through the rigorous training for her stunts. Her Friday clips also give plenty of how-to tips to replicate her workouts, which often focus on using equipment and items available around the house to help those unable to make it to the gym.
There’s a lot of work that goes into looking that good. Halle’s personal trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, said in an interview with Us Weekly that she goes to the gym seven days a week to stay so fit. Thomas shared that the actress alternates between yoga, boxing, cardio, and weight training with a goal of getting in a great workout every time.
As the reactions from Halle’s follower show, the work seems to be paying off.