Anne Hathaway Jokes Her Post-Baby Body Didn’t Quite Get the Reaction She Was Hoping for at the Gym
In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Tuesday, Hathaway shared that although she’s usually intimidated at the gym, giving birth to son Jonathan Rosebanks eight weeks ago has given her a new appreciation for her body.
“I work out in West Hollywood, so you see, like, Thor’s trainer — you know, the people who have too many muscles to be in The Avengers — so I would normally walk in and feel so intimidated,” she says. “But [now] I walk in, I’m like, ‘Yeah I work out with 5 lb. weights, but I pushed a baby out of my body, I feel good right now.’ ”
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During a recent workout, however, the 33-year-old didn’t exactly “wow” her fellow gym-goers — especially one in particular, who kept staring at her as she worked out.
“He comes up to me. He’s like, ‘So you been working out at this gym a long time?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, he’s hitting on me. Nice, new mom.’ I feel really good about myself and I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve been coming here for a little bit,’ ” she says.
“He’s like, ‘Cool, I’m a trainer here and just wondering if you want some pointers,’ ” Hathaway shares. “And I’m like, ‘Oh no, he’s not hitting on you, he just wants a job!’ ”
The Oscar winner said she then decided to drop the fact that she’s a new mom, assuming she’d be about to receive a nice compliment about her post-baby body.
“I’m expecting him to say the thing that you say when someone says they’ve had a baby,” she explains, “which is, ‘Oh my God, you look great!’ ”
Hathaway continues, “Doesn’t matter if it’s true. If somebody says, ‘I had a baby 13 years ago,’ you say, ‘You look great.’ That is what you do, that is the etiquette.
“So I say to this guy, ‘I had a baby seven weeks ago,’ ” Hathaway says. “And he goes, ‘Oh, trying to lose the baby weight!’ ”
— Andrea Park