She previously insisted she is in no rush to lose her baby weight – but Amy Adams how now confessed that she felt at her most beautiful when she was pregnant.
The Oscar-nominated actress, who gave birth to her daughter Aviana eight months ago, told InStyle magazine that motherhood had changed her.
And she added that having a child had brought out her softer side, and made her more vulnerable.
‘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.
But despite this, she confessed in the interview that she has yet to lose all of her baby weight – and also revealed how much she enjoyed the pregnancy.
‘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.’
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Amy, who shot to stardom as Princess Giselle in Enchanted, could well be in line to add a third Oscar nomination to add 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.