How the ‘Ocean’s 8’ Cast Made Anne Hathaway Feel Comfortable About her Post-Baby Body

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We already knew the “Ocean’s 8” cast was full of incredible women, but the fact that they’re actually as amazing in real life as they are in our minds makes it even better.

Not only are these women killing it in their own careers, but they’re supporting each other along the way.

Anne Hathaway is one of the eight leading ladies in the film alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson and Helena Bonham Carter.

Hathaway admitted to Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that she was feeling a little uncomfortable in her body after returning to work post-baby.

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The Oscar-winner gave birth to a baby boy in 2016, and “Ocean’s 8” is the first film she’s starred in since then.

And, boy, was it a great way for her to make her return: The rest of her cast mates quickly made her feel great about herself.

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“One of the lucky things about being in this business for so long is that I’ve really kind of come to terms with the pressure that you get to look a certain way as an actress and I don’t beat myself up about any of that stuff anymore,” she told DeGeneres. “But after I had my son, the weight was really slow to come off and so I was a different size than I normally am.”

She continued:

“I walked on the set, and, you know, my weight’s a little up and I’m just aware of it. And I walk on the set and I’m in my jeans, and I’ve done my best and I’m going to love myself no matter what, and Sandy Bullock looks up and goes, ‘Looking good, mama!’ Cate Blanchett’s like, ‘Nice jeans, Hathaway!’”

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Obviously, that was encouraging to the new mom, but it was what Rihanna said that really had her feeling good!

“Rihanna looks up and goes, ‘Damn, girl, you got an ass!’” Hathaway recalled. “And I, of course, freaked out and loved it so much. I was like, ‘Really?!’ And she goes, ‘You got an ass like me!’”

Way to go, Hathaway! And way to go Rihanna for noticing!

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“It was just beautiful to be surrounded by that much love,” she said.

RELATED: Chrissy Teigen opened up about how celebrity moms lose the baby weight:

Hathaway is not the only one feeling the “Ocean’s 8” love, either.

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“We navigated well together,” Bullock told People magazine. “I saw a group of women support each other in the most humbling way. Everyone wanting the other to ‘have their moment.’ Early on in the shoot we started reading stories that we were at each other’s throats, but the opposite was true. A lot of film was wasted on laughing fits that usually resulted in makeup having to be redone and a little snot being removed.”

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You can get a sense of exactly what Bullock was talking about when you see Paulson and Blanchett interact in a hilarious interview with NBC’s “Today” anchor Hoda Kotb — who definitely needed a mascara touch-up after this:

So, yeah. There’s a lot of love with this bunch!

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