Kristen Bell was expecting to gain a bit of weight during her pregnancy, but she wasn’t ready for her voice to drop a few octaves.
The actress said since welcoming daughter Lincoln back in March, she’s noticed that her voice sounds a bit different than it used to. It was such a change that it actually affected her work in the upcoming animated movie Frozen.
“The pregnancy did change my voice,” Bell told People magazine. “It made it deeper, there were more womanly tones when I did one recording while I was extremely pregnant. After I had the baby, I had to go back and re-record those lines so they matched.”
Kristen Bell added that her voice change wasn’t too obvious to the average listener, but sounded different enough to warrant some trips back to the recording booth.
But she didn’t seem too upset about it, and in fact the actress has been taking a pretty easygoing approach to her postpartum period. Bell said she doesn’t want to get caught up in the Hollywood pressures of losing her baby weight too quickly, saying she’d prefer to “sit out the baby weight rat race.”
The 33-year-old actress said she doesn’t care how quickly she loses the 43 pounds she picked up while carrying Lincoln. Bell added that husband Dax Sheppard has been supportive of her new weight.
“All he did was tell me he loved me chubby,” Kristen Bell said. “He even asked me to stay chubby after the baby was born.”
Bell added that she’s doing some healthy eating and low-impact workouts, and will eventually get back to her pre-baby weight.
Kristen Bell seems to be looking for workouts wherever she can. Last month the actress tweeted a picture showing grabbing a quick workout on the set of the new Veronica Mars movie, which was funded with $5 million raised through the online site Kickstarter.