TCA SUMMER 2013: Malin Akerman Dishes on Her Son and Making Her Relationship Work!By DIVAGALS | August 13, 2013 | Dish!, Entertainment
New mom Malin Akerman is BUSY! She’s playing the put-upon new Trophy Wife in the new ABC sitcom, and the legendary Debbie Harry in a new film role. At TCA Summer 2013, we found out how Malin balances baby, work and her marriage to drummer Roberto Zincone. Plus, she shares her secret to baby weight loss.
Your son Sebastian is four-months old! What is the best advice anyone gave you about having a new baby?
The best advice that a friend gave us was make sure every week that my husband and I have a date night and that has been the best advice.
Does having a baby really change a relationship?
Sure it does. I think you jump through so many hoops when you have this child. All of a sudden, your energy and focus shifts to the baby. I walk in the door and I look at the baby before I look at Roberto now because it does shift, but we’re trying to keep it on track.
How do you keep it on track?
You’ve gotta breathe and have an inner mantra. That was one of the hardest things having a baby; basically I’m on the go all the time. I’m multitasking all the time and all of a sudden, I’m off. I have a baby now, and I so I keep having to tell myself there’s nowhere else I’d rather be and there’s nothing else I need to be doing right now, and I can do it.
So how did you lose the baby weight?
Lots of exercise and a good diet. I’ve been soul-cycling and a little Pilates, mixed up and then, of course, lots of fresh food and veggies, fish, lean meats and that kind of stuff.
You’re starring in a new film where you play Debbie Harry, tell me about that?
Oh, that’s just going to be a cameo in a film about the legendary nightclud CBGB. She’s amazing.
Still, it’s Debbie Harry! How do you approach playing such a rock goddess?
You watch a few You Tube videos. Thank God for that!
Malin’s new series, Trophy Wife, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 on ABC. Read our initial thoughts on the show!
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