People have been going on and on about all the preggos in Hollywood and how they managed to lose all their baby weight so soon, in time for their next movie or the next season of the series they are on!
But what about all those pregnant actors who actually had a bun in the oven WHILE filming and we had no clue about? No one realized they were pregnant! Well at least not when watching their movie or series!
How did they do it? Well for starters, some were pretty lucky to have a tiny belly and practically put no weight during their pregnancies! For others, props were used to hide the belly and the fact that they were about to become mommies! The lucky few, got to show their pregnant belly because the producers decided to incorporate their real life pregnancy into the show!
So Lisa Kudrow was actually one of the lucky few who got to show their belly after a point while filming for the famous sitcom Friends. Kudrow who portrayed Phoebe Buffay, one of our favourite – and corky – characters on Friends, married Michel Stern in 1995 and got pregnant in 1998 during season 4 of the famous TV series.
Since Phoebe was supposedly single and ready to mingle during that season it would have been hard to come up with a baby daddy for the show. Kudrow was already a few months into her pregnancy and when the producers could no longer hide it they decided to incorporate it into the story. That’s when her brother and sister in law revealed that they couldn’t have babies and that the only way would be for Phoebe to be their surrogate!
What Phoebe didn’t know was that she would end up having her brother’s triplets!
During that time we also see Phoebe eating much more than she used to and even forgetting about her vegetarian beliefs and indulging in some tasty burgers!
Now this was a tricky one! Courteney Cox who played Monica on Friends got pregnant during the show’s last season. Monica was already married to Chandler (Matthew Perry) therefore the pregnancy could easily be written in the script, right? Wrong!
The reason why Cox wouldn’t be able to show her pregnant belly on the show was that it had already been established that Monica and Chandler could NOT have babies of their own and were considering adoption!
The producers had to hide the baby bump until the end of the show with props!
Monica is seen carrying huge bags or wearing baggy clothes – which she never used to do before – as well as some very long scarves. To be honest it really didn’t help because you could see that she had gained weight – her cheeks weren’t this big before!
In one episode we can see Monica eating a huge piece of cake on her own and we are pretty sure that she was going through some pregnancy cravings!
This 34 year-old Israeli actress is definitely a stunner and if you weren’t jealous of her already, then you will be after we tell you that she was actually pregnant while shooting one of her movies (and not just any regular movie)!
Gal Gadot landed her first international role in 2009 when she played Gisele Yashar in Fast and Furious.
She then went on to play more major roles, like Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman which led her to her solo film Wonder Woman in 2017.
What is amazing is that Gadot was actually 5 months pregnant while shooting the badass movie Wonder Woman! How did she do it?
According to Patty Jenkins, the director of the film, Gadot never complained about anything. She would go out in the freezing cold for some of the scenes, act as a real life Wonder Woman, kicking ass like she was supposed to, taking whatever weird pose was required without giving up!
After a point, when they really needed to hide her belly, the production team stepped in and worked their magic. What they did was cut a hole in the front of her costume and cover her bump with a green cloth that would afterwards be edited! Pretty cool, right?
If you are one of the few who haven’t watched the film “The Girl On The Train” then we strongly recommend you do ASAP! What started as a best-selling book moved to the big screen and Emily Blunt was the star of the movie! Alcoholic Rachel (Blunt) was apparently the witness of a murder and was trying to get to the bottom of everything but her alcohol abuse wasn’t exactly ideal when trying to convince people that she was only trying to help!
Blunt found out that she was pregnant when they started filming the movie but decided not to tell anyone about it. The only person who knew at the beginning was her co-star Justin Theroux who realized that something was off when she would be very cautious while performing specific scenes.
The rest of the actors on set thought that she was actually drinking in real life in order to really get into character because she was seriously tired all the time!
Blunt had to eventually tell the producer during a scene were she would have to be in the shower! She asked to be shot from behind and then showed him her baby bump!
The Canadian “How I Met Your Mother” star, Cobie Smulders, always had the perfect body while filming the hit series. Did she though? Was her figure always so slim throughout all of the 9 seasons? The answer is…drumroll please! NO!
The star announced that she was pregnant with her first child while shooting season 4 of HIMYM, something that the producers were definitely not expecting!
Since Robin, her character in the show, was nowhere near having a baby – actually, she didn’t even want to hear about kids – her pregnancy could not be written into the script!
The producers did their best to cover up the pregnancy, especially when her belly started getting too big. After a point she would always appear behind furniture or huge handbags and sometimes we would also see her lying down on the couch covered with blankets!
Another star of the “How I Met Your Mother” comedy series that was pregnant while the show was still on, was Alyson Hannigan playing Lily Aldrin! In fact, Lily was the first to announce her pregnancy and then Cobie Smulders gave the producers the same news a few weeks later!
Talk about timing!
According to the producers, they were expecting it with Alyson at some point. Once the initial shock of both pregnancies at the same time wore off, they started figuring out ways to hide “Lily” and “Robin’s” baby bumps!
Again, like in the Smulders case, there was a lot of hiding behind huge stuff or wearing very loose clothes.
However, there is one episode where we get a peek of Hannigan’s belly! “Lilly” is seen winning a hot dog eating contest and when she gets up to celebrate you can see her pregnant belly which was supposed to be just bloated from all the food! That was pretty cute actually!
We’re pretty sure that you were also a huge fan of the series Bones, and if you weren’t then we don’t get it!
Emily Deschanel who was the star of the show, played Temperance Brennan, a genius forensic anthropologist who fell in love with her partner, special agent Seeley Booth!
Deschanel was pregnant during season 7 of Bones and the producers chose to write it into the script! So at the end of season 6 we see “Bones” confessing to “Booth” – who was supposedly only her work partner – that she’s pregnant with his baby and when season 7 begins we see Bones with a huge belly and the two of them becoming parents and an actual romantic couple!
It actually worked out pretty well for everyone the fact that they didn’t really have to hide Deschanel’s pregnancy! Can you imagine how hard it would be for her to work in the lab over some bones without her baby bump showing?
The one and only Grey’s Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo, is not only a hard core surgeon but she is also a hot mommy! What you might not have noticed is that Pompeo, portraying Dr. Meredith Grey in the successful drama series was pregnant with her first baby during season 6!
This pregnancy was not written into the script so the producers tried to hide her pregnant belly under baggy scrubs for a while but when the bump started getting too big they decided to shoot all the episodes in advance and Pompeo went on maternity leave earlier!
You might also remember the fact that “Meredith” decided to donate part of her liver to her dad who was sick and therefore had to be on bedrest for a couple of weeks – we would only see her lying in bed talking to BFF Christina on the phone about what was going on in the hospital! Yeap, all that was just to cover up the baby belly!
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker, the famous Sex and the City star, is known for her very petite figure and amazing fashion style! We saw SJP throughout the entire series getting dressed in over the top outfits that were unlike anyone else’s but what you might not have really noticed is that while shooting season 5 of the hit series, she was pregnant with her first child, James Wilkie!
SJP’s pregnancy was not expected and therefore could not be incorporated into the storyline at that moment so the producers had to hide it by dressing her up in loose clothes – which wasn’t really her style!
Season 5 of Sex and the City had to be cut short to accomodate the soon to be mommy, especially when the baby bump became too apparent and wasn’t easy to hide anymore! That’s why that season only had 8 episodes!
Who doesn’t love the Big Bang Theory series, right? After all what’s not to love about it? Everyone has their own little weird and brainy – way too brainy – personality!
On the first episode of season 11, one of the stars of the show, Melissa Rauch, portraying the high pitch Bernadette – Howard’s wife – announced that she was pregnant with their second child, only a few months after giving birth to their first baby!
Well, there’s a reason for that! Melissa Rauch was actually pregnant in real life with her first child and the producers decided to write that into the script! When Rauch first announced her pregnancy the producers thought that since she just had a baby in the show, they could hide her real life pregnancy by having her sitting down all the time or using props to hide the baby bump.
However, they decided that it would be much more interesting – and surely unexpected for the fans – to show that “Bernadette” was pregnant for a second time!
Turned out OK, since Howard’s reaction when Bernadette shared the news was priceless!