Although Elizabeth Banks did not experience pregnancy in her own life, the actress sports a faux baby bump in her upcoming flick What to Expect When You’re Expecting. After years of trying to conceive a child, the actress and her husband Max Handelman eventually decided to take another route. Elizabeth opens up in the March issue of Women’s Health about welcoming son Felix via gestational surrogacy.
On letting go of the dream of pregnancy: “It helps that other moms had said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant. So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision.”
On the secret to their 19 years relationship: “Working together provides a lot of balance in our life and it’s a way for us to [see each other], because I travel so much for work. I have an amazing marriage and it will be long-lasting. I think I’m a good mom,” she says. “I could run for office, no problem, because there are no skeletons in my closet. Not that I would run for office…”
On her best fitness trick: “I do this system called TRX. It was developed by a Navy SEAL and is basically a simple cord that you can wrap around something anywhere, anytime, and you use your body weight as resistance. We installed one in our home gym, but you can also attach it to a tree. It’s very easy to travel with.”
Elizabeth also lights up the big screen in The Hunger Games, Movie 43, and Man On A Ledge, out this year.
To read the full interview with Elizazbeth, pick up the March issues of Women’s Health, on newsstand February 7.