Next time someone holds a purse in front of their stomach, I’m going to be looking a little closer.
While childbirth may be the miracle of life, it can also be an inconvenience to Hollywood. Luckily, through camera techniques, wardrobe hacks, and on-the-nose plot restructuring, actors are sometimes able to do their jobs onscreen while also being pregnant.
Here are some instances of famous people hiding their pregnancies onscreen:
Blake Lively in The Shallows
Kerry Washington in Scandal
Emily Blunt in Into the Woods
Also Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train
Lisa Kudrow in Friends
Courteney Cox in Friends
Alyson Hannigan in How I Met Your Mother
Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman
Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy
Julia Roberts in Ocean’s Twelve
Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City
January Jones in Mad Men
Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation
Debra Messing in Will & Grace
Kelly Rutherford in Gossip Girl
Kate Winslet in Divergent
Reese Witherspoon in Vanity Fair
Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project
And Halle Berry in X-Men: Days of Future Past
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