When Olivia Wilde posed while breastfeeding her son for a magazine shoot, she was wearing an expensive dress and dripping with jewels. But, Olivia has admitted that the designer shoot is a far cry from her life as a mum at home.
Speaking about the photos, Olivia told the Today show: “It’s funny, that picture grew out of a very organic moment. I was working, I was shooting the cover of Glamour, and I needed to feed my son Otis.
“Either I was going to do it off-camera or on, and I thought, ‘You know what, shoot it, because this is part of my real life’. But no, usually he has a diaper on and I’ve never looked that good breastfeeding – and I never will!’
Talking to Glamour magazine at the time of the shoot, Olivia said: “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.
“Breastfeeding 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 multi-faceted 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 breastfeeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”