Remarkable actresses returning to the set after childbirth: Zoe Saldana lost 32 kilograms for her blockbuster role  

These admirable actresses overcome post-childbirth difficulties to play in a project. 

Kim Tae Hee

Hi Bye Mama

While Kim Tae HeeBi Rain’s relationship is the gold standard for a showbiz romance based purely on how much they love each other, their love and passion for acting are also admirable. In December 2019,  after having her second daughter, Kim Tae Hee immediately jumped into the filming for “Hi, Bye Mama”.  The role was special to the actress because played the role of a dead mother who had a daughter, mirroring her real life.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

The female star having two highest-grossing movies under her belt Zoe Saldana also had a strong comeback after having her children. In an interview, Saldana expressed her disbelief that she was able to cut 32 kilograms off her weight after giving birth to a twin. Following the birth of Cy and Bowie in 2014, she dove in strict practice to appear in the “Star Trek” franchise. 

Jun Ji Hyun

Jun Ji Hyun

 Jun Ji Hyun of the Korean showbiz also made a decision to return after having her second son. She marked a return after 3 years of absence as a special guest in “Kingdom” season 2 and granted her the role in “Ashin” later on. While being A mother of two, Jun Ji Hyun maintains a flawless beauty that only grows with time. She was not held back with new and challenging roles such as “Ashin”. 

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

A stunning Hollywood celebrity, Anne Hathaway had her share of insecurity with her body image. After giving birth to her child, she returned to the screen with a role in “Ocean’s 8” along with other famous female stars. In one of her appearances on “The Ellen Show”, Anne Hathaway admitted losing her confidence as she was gaining weight after childbirth. Luckily, when she went on set, she received much more support and encouragement from the cast such as Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and, especially, Rihanna. She felt much more relaxed to finish her role. 

The elevated roles of female characters and actresses in film works 

In sharing with “Yonhap News”, Ha Jae Geun, popular cultural researcher said that it was no longer strange for an actress to jump back to a film project immediately after childbirth. That was, in fact, a positive sign in affirming there was a positive shift in the industry. 

“In the old days, the ‘cycle’ of an actress was very short. Their career usually came to a close when they got married and had children. However, at this moment, time has changed when film projects put more emphasis on their female characters. The re-examination of abilities and elevation of status of actresses open up new career opportunities. Going through marriage, childbirth and mothering even add life experience to their future roles”, Mr. Ha said. 

Source: K14

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