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Breastfeeding in public isn't necessarily glamorous, but it is buzzy topic and a right for mothers everywhere. So as Gisele before her, Olivia Wilde poses as the most woman of all, making the quotidian task of feeding a her baby look elegant with a little help from a team of Glamour's stylists, art directors, photographer Patrick Demarchelier and her naked three-month-old, Otis. Thankfully Olivia is realistic about what new motherhood looks like when she's not on a set:
Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. I don't know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we've been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don't really look like that when I'm [typically] breast-feeding. And there's usually a diaper involved.
But even if she's honest about motherhood, Olivia's other quotes show that she's not only more woman than all of us but the most modern woman of all. For example, she's not worried about being a working mother:
No, because of the example of my mom. My mom is such a badass working mother. That inspired me when I was pregnant. I wasn't going to sacrifice myself because I was becoming a mother.
[Jason Sudeikis and I are] engaged, but no specific plans yet—we just have to find the time to put it together. In many ways, a child is more of a commitment. We are fully committed and really happy as a family. And there's no definition of the 'normal family' anymore. Kids today are growing up with so many different definitions of family. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't feel any pressure to do it. But I think it will be really fun.
The biggest thing I did to change my career was to act on the confidence that I had built and to say, 'No, I don't need to work to stay relevant. I'm just going to work on the things that are interesting.' I developed the confidence to speak up in meetings with Martin Scorsese, fighting for a character that I believe in.Go on. Try and out-modern her.
· Olivia Wilde's September Glamour Cover Shoot [Glamour]
· Gisele Is the Most Woman [Racked]