The ‘Newsroom’ actress gets candid as she talks about her pregnancy experience, admitting she is losing body confidence as she is expecting her first child with boyfriend John Mulaney.
AceShowbiz –Olivia Munn is struggling with her body image while pregnant.
The actress revealed in September (21) that she’s expecting her first child with comedian John Mulaney and, opening up on SiriusXM’s “Pop Culture Spotlight” with Jessica Shaw, Olivia admitted she has found it tough not to compare herself to other pregnant celebrities.
“I had a friend of mine, god love her, and she always has the best sense of style, and so when she heard I was pregnant, she reached out and I said, ‘I’ve been wanting to talk to you specifically because you have such great style, like I need help with this.’ It’s just so hard because I will google search streetwear maternity, and a lot of it comes up with these gorgeous women who are super skinny and have this little bump, and everything is effortless,” she explained.
“They are wearing the same clothes, just looks a little different and I don’t feel the same way, do you have any advice?’ And she literally said, ‘You should reach out to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ’cause she is pregnant too.’ As if that’s what I need.”
“Rosie is great and I love Rosie, but that’s what I mean, I don’t have Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s body at all, and that was the first step in feeling like, ‘Oh, if I am not handling maternity well, if I’m not looking chic and cool and effortless, and if my body is changing like this, that means that I’m failing.’ “
In addition to worrying about her body image, Olivia also feels under pressure to be a good mother – despite the fact she’s not even had her baby yet.
“That’s what I hear about a lot,” “The Newsroom” actress sighed. “Friends being like, ‘I’m not a good enough mother.’ It’s already hard enough to feel like you are not good enough and that you can’t forgive yourself for things, and the world doesn’t let you forgive yourself for things.”
“And no matter how much you grow, progress or change that, even if the world wants to beat you down, it’s actually easier because you’re like, ‘I still been beating myself down for this thing I did 15 years ago, 20 years ago.’ “
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