Q: Do you
A: I don’t believe in trying to trick your body into things. I eat healthy, I exercise, I love foodbut I don’t like junk food. I mean, we’re women. We go up by five pounds, we lose it, depending on the water, the moon, your cycle, whatever. So I just try to maintain.
Q: You seem so confident. Do you ever have moments of insecurity?
A: Oh God … I’m a female! I totally have body dysmorphic disorder. I think most women do. A makeup artist friend once said, "I don’t think I’ve ever seen you look in a mirror." I’m surrounded by them all the timeyou sit in hair and makeupso I guess I just have this mechanism where I tune it out. So every once in a while, I’ll look and I’ll be like, "Wait, that’s what I look like?" I just have to remember that I’m human, and I’m a mom. Being a parent changes the vanity at least a little bit. It has to. Your priorities are different.
Q: If you were ever to put a famous woman’s body on your fridge for inspiration, whose would it be?
A: I would never do that to myself, especially because I’m aware of the airbrushing and trainers and food programs. You have to use yourself as inspiration. I think if I were ever going to put something up, I would put a picture of myself where I was proud of my body. But I would rather not look at a picture of myself on my fridge. In fact, we have a nonmagnetic fridge.
Q: What picture would it be?
A: Probably before I got pregnantI was in really, really good shape. I think when I was doing Buffy I was a little bit thin, actually, because even though I was working out constantly, it was just the time and the age. But I was happy being pregnant, too. I’m not as critical as I used to be about my body. And it’s also funny, too, how women perceive women, and how men perceive women. Because a woman will look at the skinniest person and think that’s the most attractive, and a man will not think that’s attractive at all!
Q: Everything I’m seeing now is about Kate Middleton, like, "Oh my God, she’s rail thin."
A: But it seems like people are worried that she’s stressed. I feel like 10 years ago, it would have been like, "Oh, she looks incredible." Whereas you look at her sister, who has such a fabulously athletic bodyI mean, a real athlete’s bodyand I think there’s this movement now, where more women, finally, want to look like that.