Anne Hathaway Jokes Her Post-Baby Body Didn’t Quite Get the Reaction She Was Hoping for at the Gym

05/24/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

Anne Hathaway is feeling stronger than ever since becoming a mom.

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

FILED UNDER: Anne Hathaway , News , Parenting

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Kay on

Really??? So what! What a boring story! Get a life!

button on

I hate people fishing for compliments. If you can’t act normal in a gym and are too busy worrying about what others’ motives are, then work out at home!

Amy on

This was a lot more boring than I expected…

Amy on

@Kay- you mean one as exciting as yours?

E on

People complain when celebs don’t seem ‘down to earth’. Well, here is your story…and some people still complain!

Mindy on

Oh, Kay…have a cup of coffee with Amy, and pull your nasty selves together….please!

Alison on

She looks so fit, probably doesn’t need lots of gym time.

Tolea on

That is hilarious! Even gorgeous movie stars have down-to-earth moments- love it!

K on

Anne is in great shape!

muh on

Anne Hathaway looks more beautiful than ever