If one person knows the pressure female celebrities face to get back into shape after giving birth, it's Blake Lively.
In an interview with Australian breakfast television program Sunrise yesterday, the 28-year-old actress – who is currently pregnant with her second baby – explained she was tired of the post-baby body ideal imposed on women.
Following a cringe-worthy introduction (she was described as being 'well-known for being Mrs. Ryan Reynolds' and 'the queen of the red carpet') the interviewer soon asked the actress about her rigorous fitness regime for the role in up-coming action film.
'This movie was a physical challenge as much as it was an acting challenge,' she says of playing the role of Nancy Adams, a medical student who is attacked by a great white shark.
'I had to do a lot of endurance training. This was eight months after I had had a baby,' she added.
The interviewer took the mention of her physique as an opportunity to joke that the tabloids will promote her film as a post-baby body bounce-back guide to which the star replied: It's so unfair, it's so celebrated.
'I think a woman's body after having a baby is pretty amazing. You don't have to have be Victoria's Secret-ready right away. You've just done this incredible miracle that life has to offer.
'You gave birth to a human being. I would really like to see that celebrated,' she continued.
Hear hear, Blake.
Watch the clip below: