Kristen Bell in Redbook September 2013: My Self-Worth Doesn't Come From My Dress Size

Kristen Bell in Redbook September 2013: My Self-Worth Doesn't Come From My Dress Size

She”s back in action on the set of her highly anticipated film “Veronica Mars,” and now Kristen Bell is taking a break from the set to chat about her life as a new mom in the September 2013 issue of REDBOOK magazine.

After striking a few poses for Brian Bowen Smith, the “You Again” actress discussed her pregnancy and her self-image.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Bell”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit REDBOOK!

On her busy lifestyle:
“I still want a career. Lincoln will always be number one, but I think if you can cut the cord of obsessiveness, then you can work and be a good mother and wife.”

On not obsessing over getting back into shape:
“I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. Look, I”m like any other woman. All this evolved b.s. that I”m telling you is 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 women whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”

On Dax Shepard”s father:
“I was working on “House of Lies” in Los Angeles and Dax had gone home to Detroit to visit his dad on the weekend, which he”d been doing since his dad had gotten diagnosed with cancer. We finished shooting a day early, and this feeling came over that Dax needed me. So I got on a plane, without telling him, and walked into the hospital. And sure enough, it had been a bad day and Dax and his dad had gotten some rough news. Two days later, his dad passed away. I was meant to be there.”