2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 03:31
To play a role, despite difficult life situations, poor health or illness, is the fate of the actors, art is above all. But sometimes, along with the role of a dream, fate gives the actress a chance to become a mother. Pregnancy should be hidden from viewers, and then the entire film crew comes to the rescue: writers, makeup artists, cameramen, video editors and, of course, understudies. We are talking about actresses whose cult roles have been engraved in our memory, while we did not even know about their interesting position.
Kate Winslet, Divergent
During the filming of Divergent, Kate was five months pregnant. Dark clothing and correct camera angles saved the situation. The actress was discouraged from performing tricks without an understudy, but after the birth of the child, additional shots were made in which Kate did all the tricks herself.
Angelina Jolie, "Substitution"
It was extremely difficult for Angelina to play in an emotionally grueling drama like Substitution. Feeling her heroine, who lost her son, the actress again wanted to become a mother (at that time, Jolie had four children). Her desire was fulfilled and even multiplied: a few months after filming, Angelina gave birth to twins.
Reese Witherspoon, Vanity Fair
It was the most beautiful way to hide the perfect position: fluffy dresses in dark colors, high waist and lots of luxurious fabric. And if necessary, plans were selected where Reese stood behind the furniture. The actress was almost never seen in full growth, so the viewer did not notice the fifth month of her pregnancy.
Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
We barely noticed the actress's pregnancy as most of the shots of Helena were taken early in her pregnancy and then she wore a corset. But the director could not hide one peculiarity: the actress's breasts increased significantly with each shooting day.
Courteney Cox, Friends
The final season of Friends took place when the actress was five months pregnant. Despite the fact that she wore loose clothing, in several scenes it was not possible to hide her position.
Blake Lively, "The Shoal" and "Age of Adaline"
On the set of the film "Age of Adaline" the actress did not leave the set until the last month of pregnancy - then she was expecting her first child. Colleagues note that Lively worked in the same way as other actors, without requiring special conditions for herself.
The story repeated itself during her second pregnancy: Blake, already on a serious period, performed risky stunts during the filming of the movie "The Shallow", where she plays, for a minute, a surfer and spends most of her time in a swimsuit. Almost until the very end, the actress did everything herself, the understudy appeared only in the last two weeks of filming.
Scarlett Johansson, "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Scarlett Johansson's pregnancy made scheduling changes for the entire film crew. All the episodes with "Black Widow" were put in first place, but Scarlett got tired very quickly, which seriously delayed the filming process. It was decided to replace the actress with a stunt double.
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
The actress was five months pregnant by the time the season 5 finale was filmed. The director had to resort to the services of a stunt double, who, instead of an actress, walked a nude path of shame from prison to the royal palace. This scene was filmed in 3 days, the viewers of the series did not guess about the replacement and did not notice the pregnancy of the actress.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City
The actress found out about her pregnancy in the first days of filming the fifth season. The stylists of the series did everything possible so that the viewer did not notice the absence of the famous thin waist of Sarah: they put on the actress voluminous outfits, added bright accessories that were supposed to divert attention from her belly. Unfortunately, it was decided to shorten the season to 8 episodes, as no tricks could hide the changed figure of the actress.
Julia Roberts, Ocean's Twelve
Julia Roberts was pregnant with twins Hazel and Finnaus Moder during the filming of the 2004 film Ocean Twelve.
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Emly Blunt was pregnant with her second daughter, Violet, while filming The Girl on the Train in 2016. She says her pregnancy "only made her condition worse" when she portrayed the emotionally tortured protagonist Rachel. Coincidentally, she was also pregnant while filming Into the Woods in 2014. An interesting fact is that in both of these films, she played characters who desperately wanted to have a child, but could not.
Drew Barrymore, Mixed
The actress found out about her pregnancy just a few days after she signed a contract to participate in the film Mixed. The start of filming was also delayed, so Barrymore had a noticeable stomach by the time the active stage of the process began. The stylists had to do a great job to hide the actress's pregnancy from the viewer.
Penelope Cruz, Pirates of the Caribbean. On strange shores "
The role of Jack Sparrow's companion did not imply the presence of a large belly, so the actress got scared to find that she was pregnant, in the midst of preparations for filming. She did not hide the state of affairs from the director: she was afraid for the baby and herself, because a large number of tricks were planned in the film. As a result, the whole group guarded the actress, and in moments when it was impossible to do with close-ups, Penelope was replaced by her sister Monica.