If you’re in the market for a new mother to raise you up right this time around, look no further than Isla Fisher. The Amy Adams stunt double spoke with Fitness this month about her body image and made a statement so shocking that I’m still reeling from what she said. Seriously sit down, because someone in Hollywood just admitted that she’s putting her kids in front of her body. (I know, I did a spit take too. Then I drank it back up because juice cleanses are expensive and I’ve only got 4 weeks to get a hot summer body.)
“For me, so much about life is acceptance. You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself,” Fisher, 37, says. “Or, you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed.’ That’s the way I choose to look at it. I don’t need to be perfect….I don’t even own a scale,” she shares. “I have two young daughters and I wouldn’t want them to see me weighing myself all the time. I don’t think it sends the right message.”
Not only does she address body acceptance and appreciation, but she practices what she preaches by not owning a scale. What better way to show her daughters that weight is nothing but a number than by making sure they don’t see her weighing herself. While her two girls — Olive and Elula — are still pretty young right now (5 and 2), they’re going to hopefully take this lesson with them as they grow older. Being a teenager is hard enough, so I can’t really imagine what it’s like living with famous parents in a place where everyone’s obsessed with what you look like. It gives me hope that they’re mother’s aware of that and is proactively working to raise them with a healthy self-esteem.
It’s two fewer celebrity children who are going to grow up to write a memoir-turned-TV-movie about living with an A-lister who doesn’t really embrace the whole eating thing. Yeah, that’s right Apple Paltrow, I’ve already preordered your book, Growing Up Goop: It’s Actually Not All Good.