The span of filming a movie can be quite too long. And there’s no doubt that actors and actresses go through a hell lot of complex characters and workload. But what becomes most difficult for actresses is hiding their pregnancy. But every time these beautiful ladies end up giving their best performance even while pregnant.
1. Lena Headey — Game of Thrones.
Body double came in really handy. Because obviously doing a naked scene with a five- months pregnant belly was not possible. She was supposed to shoot the scene when the actresses do the walk of shame.
2. Blake Lively — The Age of Adaline and The Shallows.
Hats off to those actresses who never fear doing their own stunts. Blake lively also being pregnant did some major risky stunts in The Shallows.
3. Kate Winslet — Divergent.
Dark coloured clothes and good camera angles are the saviours of this movie. Although she used body doubles for some of the stunts, she gave an extraordinary performance in the movie.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker — Sex and the City
In the first few episodes of the 5th season, the stylists did everything they could, starting from baggy clothes to shining ornaments, to take the audience’s attention away from her stomach. But the director had to limit the shooting till 8th episode because after that the pregnancy was quite visible.
5. Helena Bonham Carter — Sweeney Todd.
All worked well for this actress as the directors decided to make her wear a corset which hid the belly. But one aspect of pregnancy was difficult to hide that is her breast which kept increasing with time.
6. Drew Barrymore — Blended.
Just a few days after signing this film contract, Barrymore found out about her pregnancy. And somehow the stylists worked very hard to conceal the matter.
7. Scarlett Johansson — Avengers: Age of Ultron.
All the scenes with Black Widow were filmed first. But her pregnancy made her tired very fast so the shooting took longer than expected. At last, the crew decided to use her body double.
8. Angelina Jolie — Changeling.
Actresses generally avoid such emotionally draining movies. And shooting it while pregnant, Angelina had to struggle a lot with emotions. But she stuck around till the last.
9. Reese Witherspoon — Vanity Fair.
The designers used very good ways to hide her pregnant bump. Sumptuous dark clothes covered with high waist luxurious materials. Specifically her whole figure is never shown in the movie. She is always standing behind a table or something and giving her performance.
10. Courteney Cox — Friends.
You must have noticed a sudden change in Monica’s dressing in the last few episodes where she was 5 months pregnant and her bump was very clearly visible.
11. Emily Blunt — The Girl on the Train and Into the Woods.
She didn’t reveal her pregnancy to crew members. Actresses generally do that to save their role. She later described how it helped her with the performance of emotionally unstable character.
12. January Jones — Mad Men.
This actress had to go a major makeover for her performance. The script was also altered a little to show that she gained weight because of stress from her marital conflict. She had to wear layers of clothes and also used false second chin to show that she grew fat all over her body and not only her stomach.