Kerry Washington may be one hot mama, but the ‘Scandal’ star said she has a big issue with the term post-baby body! The star posed for the September issue of ‘Self’ magazine, where she looks absolutely beautiful, all while wearing nothing more than a leotard.
Kerry Washington‘s, 38, body may look amazing in the September issue of Self, but the mom totally takes offense to being told she’s “back,” recalling the time her manager used the phrase to describe her after she had her baby. “She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life,’” she told the magazine.
“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now,” Kerry continued. “My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.” Although Kerry wasn’t working to get her body back to the way it was before giving birth to her daughter, Isabelle Amarachi, in April 2014, working out is an important part of her routine. “I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early,” she said. “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to. It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”
Between her personal family life and her busy work schedule playing Olivia Pope on Scandal, the star said Olivia’s ability to “handle” any situation has definitely worn off on her. “It makes my heart smile to think that maybe part of the reason I’m taking all this on is because of Olivia. She truly believes that she can handle every situation, and I do feel that has bled into my life. I have more of a sense of my capacity to do anything,” she said.
While she might admire Olivia’s work ethic, she admitted that she doesn’t share the same vices as her character! “I’m such a lightweight that if I drink, it takes me a couple of days to recover,” she said, referring to Olivia’s affinity for fine red wine. “So I prefer to do it on a beach, not when I have a three-page monologue the next day.”
For more on Kerry, (and Olivia!), be sure to scoop up the September issue of the magazine. We think it’s so refreshing to hear the mom embrace her body post-baby — do you agree?