Blake Lively has made headlines for her incredible body in her new film, The Shallows, in which she spends most of the time in a bikini.
The 28-year-old, who gave birth to daughter James just eight months before, underwent a grueling regime that helped her shed the pounds and get into the best shape of her life.
Blake admits that she felt pressure to bounce back, and hates the fact that she did.
"The struggle is that I am doing a movie in a bikini eight months after having a baby and there is a level of insecurity and vanity that comes with that," she tells News Corp. "You don’t want to be the person in the magazines that they are saying 'ugh, look at her' rather than ‘wow, look at her'".
"That’s a shame because there shouldn’t be that negative ‘ugh’ after someone has a baby. Your body is so beautiful. You couldn’t walk a Victoria’s Secret runway but it’s beautiful in a completely different and incredible way and I do wish I had the bravery to go out there and represent women as they actually look."