Jenna Fischer gave birth four months ago, and at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, she looked heavier than she did pre-baby. Which is fine by her, because losing all of your pregnancy weight immediately after birth isn’t her top priority. I loved Octavia Spencer‘s honest comments about how much weight matters in Hollywood, but I think Jenna just officially became my favorite body positive rep from this year’s SAGs.
Jenna wore a wore a custom-made dress by Max Azria Atelier to the awards ceremony on Sunday, which she said made her look as small as she possibly could after birth because, as she told US Weekly, she’s not experiencing the rapid weight that so many actresses seem to these days:
Let me please stand in solidarity with all of the women who are not a size 2 six weeks after leaving the hospital,” the 37-year-old told Us Weekly at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. Sunday. “I thought, you read all of the stuff in magazines like, ‘Oh, I breastfed my baby and I am so skinny now.’ I am breast-feeding my baby and I am not getting any skinnier!”
“I think I’m just going to be a little bit bigger for a little bit longer,” Fischer said, “and that’s fine with me.”
I actually heaved a huge sigh of relief when I read this. Thank god for women like Jenna and Amy Adams (who also defended her post-baby muffin top as part of the natural process of having a kid). No disrespect to women who do naturally lose the weight quickly and/or don’t gain much weight during pregnancy at all, but for the vast majority of moms, weight gain is a natural part of having a baby, and we wish Hollywood (and weight loss companies) would stop trying to make us all feel bad about it.