Emily Blunt: How I Know My Daughter Is Cute

05/14/2014 at 11:55 AM ET

The pose Hazel struck in her first photo wasn’t an accident — according to Emily Blunt, her baby girl was born to be a star.

“She’s just stinking cute. She came out ready for a photo shoot,” the new mom joked during a Wednesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

And while the actress and husband John Krasinski‘s 3-month-old daughter  — whose name suits the couple’s love of “old lady names” — is “perfect,” the proud parents aren’t the only ones to take note.

“I remember when we were in the recovery room … and this nurse came in — her name was Mabel, another great old lady name. She had this fantastic, crazy weave and she said, ‘Damn, your baby is so cute!’ And I went, ‘Oh, thank you,” Blunt, 31, recalls.

“She went, ‘Damn, she’s awesome, she’s so cute.’ And I went, ‘Mabel, I think you say that to everyone,’ and she went, ‘No, I don’t … when I know a baby’s ugly, I say, “You had a baby!”‘ I was like, ‘Those poor parents must know.'”

Emily Blunt The Ellen Show
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First-time fatherhood has revealed a few secret talents of Krasinski, whom Blunt crowns as the ultimate “burp king” in the family.

“He can just get a beer burp out of this kid. It even surprised her, you can tell,” she explains. “He burps her and she’s … taken aback by it. It’s an underrated skill.”

Blunt has already bounced back after giving birth, but her trick to regaining her svelte shape was not because of any new training techniques she learned while preparing for her intense role in Edge of Tomorrow, in theaters June 6.

“I don’t know if other mothers had this, but I have found breastfeeding to be the thing,” she says.

But while she may now be settled into a normal nursing routine, the actress was completely caught off guard when her milk came in — a sight straight out of a scary story, she jokes.

“My boobs also thought I had 12 children … It was like three in the morning and John woke up to me — it was like something out of a horror movie,” she says. “He said he just saw me creeping towards the bathroom … and he just saw my back and he goes, ‘Oh my God, what’s wrong?’ And I went, ‘It hurts,’ and he goes, ‘What?’ And I go, ‘These!’ Two enormous heads … veiny heads.”

She adds, “I found that because I managed to produce a lot of milk I don’t know why, [but] it helped me lose the weight. I could have been the wet nurse in medieval times because I could have fed the village while they all went to work!”

— Anya Leon

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DaisyMoon on

That video was awesome!

Laine on

She is so funny! Adorable kid.

smailepsu on

She is hilarious. She and John are so stinking adorable together. I will always love her in The Devil Wears Prada.

Rck on

Love her & John! Hazel is incredibly cute.

brebeauty on

This interview was so funny! That anecdote about her nurse? I was cracking up! ! I LOVE that she is speaking out about breastfeeding her adorable daughter. I love when celebrities help promote and normalize breastfeeding. Keep up the great promotion, People Magazine!

Angi on

I agree- her baby is ADORABLE… and she is hillarious!! I love the ‘wet-nurse’ comment!

Susan on

Love her. And their baby is absolutely adorable!!

Kat on

This is the most personal info she’s ever revealed her entire career. She has always been so guarded. Poor baby, but she’s too darn cute, beautiful eyes.

Ridiculous on

Hey brebeauty. You need to realize that some women can’t breastfeed for medical reasons. That does NOT make us abnormal in ANY way, shape of form.

Think before you speak.

Janey on

Love her 🙂 And her husband!

Just Me on

Ridiculous, your username fits you perfectly. Nobody said non-breast feeders are abnormal. Not one person here said that. Breast feeding is still taboo and brebeauty is simply excited someone famous is helping it become LESS taboo.

You are what’s wrong with this country. People like you are so incredibly sensitive. You ruin everyone’s good time.

Carol on

They are both so lovely.

brebeauty on

Thank you JustMe. You completely understood exactly where I was coming from. Nothing derogatory whatsoever–just happy to see another celebrity/new mother shedding light on breastfeeding.

Aeol on

Super cute baby! My daughter was also born in February and has that same pink onesie. Thank goodness for a friend who works for Ralph Lauren and gets a great discount!
I love breastfeeding more than I ever thought I would, but I wish the whole “breastfeeding makes you lose weight” conversation would stop. Yes, it burns tons of calories. But your body also NEEDS calories to produce and maintain your milk supply. I lost about 70% of my baby weight in the first month, but I haven’t lost anything else yet. I was very active before birth but had a minor stroke during childbirth and cannot yet exercise like I used to. It takes 9 months to grow a baby. We should be reminding women that there is NO easy answer and there is NO shame in not immediately “bouncing back.”

Guest on

Adorable kid and love the name!

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Adorable baby. A real star who acts, talks & identifies like a mother. She’s funny, bright, engaging, just love her..

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