On how she got in shape after her first baby, prior to filming ‘In the Shallows’ in a bikini:
“I focused on training and eating well. It took two different trainers and a nutritionist to help me get into that sort of shape because it’s not normal to look like that eight months after having a kid. It’s the name of the game when you are doing a movie in a swimsuit. You know there is going to be that bikini shot. But how cool would it be if there wasn’t. What we actually did was no gluten and no soy. It seems like it was really easy to cut out but you realize there is soy in everything… Even if it’s healthy wholefoods or organic stuff there’s always soy in it. But once you remove soy you realize you are eating just like no processed foods. That’s basically what I did. No processed foods and then working out.”
On getting into shape eight months after giving birth:
“I worked out with an amazing trainer Don Saladino. He kicked my butt. It was also eight months after having a baby so my body was already completely different than what it normally was. Not just aesthetically but also your muscles are different, your body, everything is just shifted and changed.”
On working out for the new movie:
“It was really crazy. But it was also nice to have that motivation because I wouldn’t have done that. I wouldn’t have gotten in that kind of shape. It was like training for a marathon, but a marathon is one day. This was six weeks straight, six-day weeks, no lunch breaks, thirteen-hour days, four-foot waves at all times. By the time I was done with the movie…I had muscles that I had never had before.”
On her sweet tooth:
“I do have a sweet tooth, but a good sweet tooth—not overly sweet, not saccharin. Like dark chocolate. I like salty and sweet.”
On being criticized for her ‘L.A. face with an Oakland booty’ comment on Instagram:
“It’s something I was proud of. I never meant to offend anyone. But Sir Mix-A-Lot, he actually said a very nice thing, he was very defensive and kind, because it’s just about celebrating women’s bodies, and that’s what I was doing. I would never want to hurt anyone’s feelings or upset anyone. It’s nice to have a nice curve and not look like you’re starving to death. It’s also unfair what you see in the media so much. What I look like on a red carpet is not what I look like in real life. Even in that dress, I’m wearing a great, tiny corset that like someone has synched me in within an inch of my life and it’s the most favorable version. So when you look at yourself in the mirror at home and you don’t look like that, you think ‘well why do those people look like that’ but when I go home and take off that dress and look in the mirror, I don’t look like that either. It’s fun to dress up and look good on the red carpet but it’s not representative [of everyday].”
Above: 28 year-old Blake Lively, who is currently pregnant with her second child, showed off her flawless pair of legs in a sparkly scalloped dress this week, on her way to the “Today” show in New York City.
Below: Blake rocking a yellow dress with a denim jacket post the “Today” show the same day.