In many cases, actresses have to pretend to be with child to pull off certain roles. On the other hand, though, a lucky few stars have managed to coincide their own pregnancies with those of the characters they’ve played. Here’s a look, then, at some of the best fake and completely real pregnancies that we’ve watched unfold on our screens.
40. Katherine Heigl – Knocked Up
Knocked Up stars Katherine Heigl as a mom-to-be who falls pregnant after a one-night stand with immature baby-daddy Ben (Seth Rogen). And while many parents may empathize with Alison’s attempts to get her life together before the arrival of her child, Heigl hadn’t yet been in that situation in real life. You see, the actress first became a mom in 2009 – two years after Knocked Up hit screens – upon adopting her daughter Naleigh. She then adopted her second child, Adalaide, in 2012 before welcoming son Joshua in 2016.
39. Julianne Moore – Nine Months
Romantic comedy Nine Months follows the story of a couple whose relationship becomes rocky after they discover that they are expecting. The 1995 flick stars Hugh Grant, whose character isn’t prepared to become a dad, while Julianne Moore plays his pregnant long-term girlfriend. And at the time of shooting the film, Moore wasn’t actually carrying a child. She did, however, welcome her first baby in 1997, with her second arriving five years later.