Celebs Are “Genetically Superior Human Beings,” Elizabeth Banks Confesses

I think, a true disservice what’s going on right now with all these celebrity moms … [F]irst of all, I just want to remind people that celebrities generally are genetically superior human beings on a certain level anyway … they’re mostly thin, you know, they’ve got trainers, they work out, they’ve got money, they’ve got the ability, you know, and they are normally genetically predisposed to being thin people anyway, so like these women who are holding up, you know, certain people as their benchmark after they’ve had a child, like just go be with your kid for a minute … don’t get to the gym right away. It’s alright. This is not how it’s supposed to be, everybody. Calm down.

Genetically blessed “30 Rock” star Elizabeth Banks brought some real talk to Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, reminding us humans that celebrities are a superior class of human being. Lest you think she sounds like a braggy asshat, Banks was discussing the pressure on new moms to drop the baby weight and how celebrities should not be the guidepost against whom they measure. (She and her husband brought their two kids into the world via a surrogate due to her “broken belly.”) It’s refreshing sometimes to hear a celebrity admit that Hollywood is just smoke and mirrors and juice cleanses. [Huffington Post]