And you didn't even notice: 5 actresses who hid their pregnancy while filming movies
In the old Hollywood days, directors often forced actresses to sign a contract stating that they could not get pregnant or get married. This was because it "could spoil the image of the most desirable woman." Fortunately, now stars have fewer restrictions. If they carried a child before filming was over, showrunners would disguise it with oversized clothes or fit it into the storyline.
In the OBOZ.UA article, we offer you to find out which actresses starred in films or TV series while pregnant. Perhaps you will be able to notice their rounded bellies the next time you watch these masterpieces.
1. Scarlett Johansson
American actress and singer Scarlett Johansson in the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015) played the role of Black Widow. During filming, the star was pregnant with her first child. What did the filmmakers do to hide this from the observant audience? They filmed scenes with her in an accelerated mode, and often in close-up. And where Johansson was supposed to perform complex acrobatic stunts, she was replaced by stunt doubles.
2. Angelina Jolie
The American actress and fashion model Angelina Jolie carried twins under her heart while filming the emotional drama Changeling (2008). At the time, it was morally difficult for the star to play a woman who had lost her son (but she managed to do it). To hide her pregnancy, she wore straight-cut dresses and coats and covered her stomach with a newspaper.
3. Courteney Cox
The American actress and former model Courteney Cox, aka Monica Geller from the TV series Friends (1994-2004), was pregnant during the filming of the final season. Since the previous episodes had said that her character could not have a child, she had to disguise her belly: Courtney constantly wore baggy clothes. However, in some shots her "interesting condition" can be seen.
4. Blake Lively
American actress and model Blake L ively is the mother of four children. She gave birth to her first child, son James, while filming the romantic fantasy movie The Age of Adaline (2015). At the same time, she worked alongside other actors without requiring special conditions. She disguised her rounded belly with dresses with a puffy hem, or with clutches and furniture. Only at the end of filming did Blake begin to be replaced by stunt doubles in some shots.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker
American actress Sarah Jessica Parker starred in the title role in the comedy drama series Sex and the City (1998-2004). Have you noticed that the fifth season was the shortest? There were only 8 episodes. The reason was the actress's pregnancy. In the first episodes, she wore bright accessories and voluminous outfits, hiding behind bags and fast food packages. When it became difficult to disguise her belly, filming stopped.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about actors who drank a lot during filming. Some of them did it for courage, and some of them did it to get used to the role better.