Blake Lively Has Some Very Honest Things To Say About Being A Mum

The actress' life has changed a lot since she gave birth to daughter James Reynolds.

Blake Lively out in New York
Blake Lively out in New York
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The actress' life has changed a lot since she gave birth to daughter James Reynolds.

Blake Lively has opened up about what it's really like to be a mum.

The actress - who welcomed a little girl with husband Ryan Reynolds late last year - is happy to admit that motherhood can be a testing experience, describing it as both 'awesome and exhausting'.

And while she might look like Super Mum when she steps out at premieres and photocalls in pristine outfits paired with carefully co-ordinated accessories, Blake isn't immune to the less, erm, glamorous aspects of raising a young child.

'It's also tough and I get, like, pooped on all the time, and barfed on. And if anything else did this to me, I would club it,' she confessed to Yahoo.

'But it's your baby and it's wonderful because even when it's tough, you just think, I'm so fortunate.That's why it's wonderful.'

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The blonde star went on to explain that she found herself thinking about the challenges being a mother might pose when she was shooting her latest movie The Age Of Adaline.

Blake was pregnant when she first read the script for the film which sees her play a woman who manages to stay 29 years old for almost eight decades.

'I thought I can't imagine sitting there watching my child at an old age, being forgetful, and knowing she's only got a few years left. As a parent, all you want to do is protect that. Your whole purpose of living is keeping that thing alive, and here you can do nothing.

'You're granted eternal life, and she's not. So I imagine that would be really tough. That was the thing that, even in reading the script, hit me the most.

'And, you know, I didn't have (my baby) in my arms yet, but I had her in my tummy then. And so it was significant for me shooting this film and thinking of the mother-daughter relationship.'

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