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Anne Hathaway Is "Proud" Of Her Post-Baby Body & That's Something All Women Should Hear


Since giving birth to her first baby in March, Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway has noticed a few changes. Hathaway was at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting her new movie Colossal (co-starring SNL alum Jason Sudekis) and was refreshingly candid about motherhood. Or, to be more specific, what giving birth has done to her body. Hathaway said she is "proud" of her post-baby body, and here's hoping we will someday get to the stage where all women embrace the body that gave birth to actual humans.

Hathaway was at the People / EW / InStyle Portrait Studio in Toronto on Friday, and spoke up about the way she has changed physically since giving birth to son, Jonathan, with jewelry designer husband Adam Shulman.

“I think shape is an ongoing thing in everybody's life. So, I'm not trying to recapture something that was. I'm going with what it is now.”

The actress said she has noticed a definite shift in the way her body looks and feels, and that's perfectly fine with her.

“Some things I guess are the same as they were, and other things are a little bit different. I'm just so proud of what the changes signify. So, there's no rush to do anything. I'm so happy being here.”

Hathaway pointed out that having a baby put her previous workout challenges in perspective.  

Far be it from me to argue with the Queen of Genovia (Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement reference, you are welcome ), but burpees are the absolute worst still. But I get what she means; birthing a human tends to make all pain seem puny.

This isn't the first time Hathaway has gone to the mat for body acceptance; on New Years Day she posted this glorious pic of herself in the third trimester of her pregnancy to Instagram with the caption:

She also told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show while promoting Alice Through The Looking Glass about being insulted by a man at the gym who she felt was judging her body (when Jonathan was only seven weeks old, by the way):

Hathaway told DeGeneres that, while she normally feels pretty confident, his assumption that she was trying to "lose the baby weight" made her "cry a little."

Which just goes to show you; even the most body-positive among us can be felled with an unkind word.