Blake Livelywants to put an end to postbaby-body fanfare.The actress recently appeared on Australian morning showSunriseto promote her filmThe Shallows(which premieres in Australia next week) and shut down the interviewer's compliment on her bikini body,saying that she felt it was "unfair" that postbaby bodies are "so celebrated" in Hollywood.
"I think a woman's body after having a baby is pretty amazing," she said."You don't need to be Victoria's Secret ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer."
The 28-year-old filmedThe Shallowsjust months after giving birth to her now-19-month-old daughter,James.And Lively says she focused on endurance training to feel physically prepared for the role rather than creating the perfect body or worrying about appearing on-screen in a swimsuit soon after her pregnancy.
"I mean you gave birth to a human being!" she says."So I would really like to see that celebrated."
Lively and her husband,Ryan Reynolds,are currently expecting their second child.She debuted her baby bump at the Cannes Film Festival,while promotingCafé Society.
Post-baby bodies have been tabloid fodder for decades,driving several stories on how moms like Heidi Klum got in shape for the runaway post pregnancy or even Kim Kardashian's honestdocumentationof her weight-loss journey after giving birth.(Kardashian even admits to hiding away from cameras and shying away from events in the months after her daughter and son were born.)
And Anne Hathaway has also echoed Lively's statements in an inspiring Instagram she posted on Tuesday,saying,"There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever)."
"Bodies change.身体成长。Bodies shrink," Hathaway wrote.
Can we all agree to throw those postbaby-body stories to the sharks now?