The actress met Big Bird while filming an appearance on Sesame Street.
The bird behind Blake Livelys formerly unwanted nickname is now her new BFF.
The actress, 30, got to meet Big Bird while filming an appearance on Sesame Street on Thursday, and resolved some past childhood pain.
Lively revealed that her classmates used to bully her and call her Big Bird.
“Kids used to make fun of me in elementary school by calling me Big Bird (because I was too tall and had yellow hair). Heres to making best buddies with the things that once hurt you,” she wrote on Instagram.
Now past her elementary school days, Lively makes a point to speak out about body shaming. After she gave birth to her first daughter, James, 3, she highlighted the unnecessary pressure moms are under to lose the baby weight.
“You dont need to be Victorias Secret-ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer,” Lively said in 2016. “I mean you gave birth to a human being! So I would really like to see that celebrated.”
And in a new interview in Harpers Bazaar with model Gigi Hadid on body shaming, Lively talked about women shouldnt compare themselves to pictures of celebrities and models, because they are often photoshopped.
“Its so important for young people not to compare themselves with what they see online,” Lively said. “Its our job as actors and/or models to be in shape. We have access to gyms and trainers and healthy food. And then on top of that, 99.9 percent of the time the images are Photoshopped. Im guilty myself of being at a photo shoot and saying, That looks terrible on me. And theyre like, Well fix it. And youre so relieved.”