Liv Tyler has been outspoken about caring for her body during and post-pregnancy with Milo William, now 2, and taking her own time to lose the baby weight, but she admits she felt compelled to drop the pounds after seeing a spread of herself in US Weekly.
I was really excited when I got pregnant to not put that pressure on myself, to not obsess about myself and just to think about my baby, have fun, cook and eat and not think about work. But when Milo was nine months old I was walking back from the nail salon and I was still wearing a maternity top and my picture ended up in US Weekly – and they asked if I was pregnant again. I got really sad and I dialed 1-800 HELP ME and went to see a trainer. I really had to work hard. It took me a year to lose all that weight. And one day I was back to normal again.
Parenthood changes your life in every way possible. There’s this beautiful thing in your life, that means more to you than anything else. I was really lucky, I took two years off work and enjoyed that time…[Now] I feel like parts pick me. I was ready to get back to work in something where I wasn’t in every scene, with people I respected, then this came along. It was a character I’d never played before and a woman – and I was ready for that.