Most of the time, those speculative baby bump stories turn out to be just that—stories. But sometimes, the tabloids get it right.
As it turns out, Hilary Duff’s baby bump wasn’t just gas. The actress is indeed pregnant. And the kid is already starting trouble. Duff was excited about starting her role in Bonnie and Clyde, which has been in the works for years. She told Hollyscoop earlier this month:
“I’m really excited I just got a phone call from the director saying ‘okay, we’re going to be ready to go soon’, so this has been a long time coming…I’m looking forward to playing that different character and kind of sharing that un-glamorized version of the movie.”
But unfortunately, Hilary will be forced to enjoy motherhood, as she has just been dropped from the flick.
Sources involved in production tell TMZ that the producers are searching for a new Bonnie Parker.
“Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait we would,” the source says.
I don’t see why we can’t make this happen. Why not just work the pregnancy into the script? Maybe Bonnie had an epic beer gut?
Okay, so maybe for this gig, integrating the pregnancy into the storyline wouldn’t be possible. But Hilary’s not alone. There are plenty of stars who lost roles after becoming pregnant.
Last year, Mariah Carey was all set to star in a Tyler Perry movie, but she abruptly dropped out, leading to speculation that she was pregnant. We all know how that turned out. Dem babies.
In 2008, Nicole Kidman was due to start working on the post World War II drama, The Reader. Pregnancy rumors surfaced after Kidman was dropped from the film. A source close to production claimed:
“[She] is so concerned about the welfare of her unborn child that she's taking a break from her film career and has dropped out of the film."
The movie insider continued: "Of course, everyone knows she's pregnant and lying about it."
And yes, Kidman was indeed pregnant.
Actress Deborah Jo Hunter, also known as Hunter Tylo, was fired from Melrose Place in 1992 after getting pregnant. She sued Aaron Spelling for wrongful dismissal and pregnancy discrimination and won $4.89 million.
Good news for Duff, she’s still getting paid for the flick. Sweet!