She has said in the past that she is in no rush to lose her baby weight – but actress Amy Adams how now confessed, in an interview with InStyle Magazine, that she felt at her most beautiful during pregnancy.
The former Oscar nominee, who gave birth to her daughter Aviana eight months ago, admitted in the interview that motherhood had changed her, making her more ‘vulnerable’. And she added that having a child had brought out her softer side.
‘I can’t say, ‘I don’t care,” she said of being a mother. ‘I can’t be tough. There’s no truth to it. I love her. I need her in my life. I can’t pretend otherwise.’
As well as the interview, the 36-year-old showed just how much weight she had lost in a series of stunning photographs, styled by the magazine’s senior fashion editor Natalie Hartley. In the pictures, Amy poses in a series of fitted dresses and high heels, showing off an enviably slim figure.
‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant,’ Amy said. ‘Because it wasn’t about me. ‘The whole purpose of my body was no longer to fit into a sample size. It was to nurture another being. So I always felt great, no matter what I was wearing.’
Amy – who shot to stardom as Princess Giselle in Enchanted, could well be in line to add a third Oscar nomination to those she has already received for the films Junebug and Doubt, for her latest role as a feisty barmaid in The Fighter.
The film, which also stars Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg, tells the true story of boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward and the brother who helped train him before he launched his professional career in the 1980s.
Amy said that one of the high points of the project for her was having the chance to work with Bale, whom she described as ‘awesome’.
However she shares much of her screen time with Wahlberg, who plays Micky, and with whom her character becomes romantically involved.
‘David (O Russell, the director), puts kisses into every scene,’ Amy said. ‘He said ‘okay now kiss, but like really kiss’.’
‘Mark was so sweet, he kept saying sorry because David didn’t want beautiful or soft kisses, he wanted sloppy Eighties music video kisses!’ she joked.
To read the interview in full, see the February issue of InStyle on sale now. [Source]