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Kristen Bell on Her Post-Baby Bod: 'Who Cares!?'

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HOUSE OF LIES, Kristen Bell in 'Stochasticity' (Season 2, Episode 1, aired January 13, 2013)
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Kristen Bell isn't exactly your average Hollywood actress, which is probably why everyone loves her.

She turns to Kickstarter to get her movies made. She harbors an odd (yet strangely fascinating) obsession with sloths. She even shops with coupons—that she's stolen from her neighbors. (That's pretty hardcore.)

And now, she's weighing in on the whole post-baby body thing by reminding us all to calm down already.

"It's like, by the way, don't you want to look like you've had a baby?" the actress told E! News in a recent interview. "I'm sitting here with you, I'm crunched over, I have a huge muffin top—who cares!?"

Yep, looks like the 33-year-old mom, who gave birth to daughter Lincoln Bell last March, isn't going to take part in the baby weight rat race that Hollywood just loves to perpetuate.

"I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse," she told Redbook mag back in July. And she meant it. For that same interview, she graced the cover of the magazine at just 11 weeks pregnant—while still carrying around some extra pregnancy pounds. Gasp!

"I'm definitely trying to lose [the baby weight]—I want to be clear," she said to E! News recently. "But I'm not letting it keep me up at night and I am not letting it become the narrative of my life for the next year."

If you're thinking that sounds awfully level-headed, Bell points out that learning to accept her new body is still a work in progress.

"Look, I'm like any other woman," she said. "All this evolved b.s. that I'm telling you is my mantra: It's not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that's just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size."

Two thumbs up to all that.

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