No, Emma Watson isn’t pregnant, but she plays an expecting mother in this month’s biblical film, Noah, and she lived to tell the tale! During yesterday’s Late Night With David Letterman, the 23-year-old actress talked about her character, Ila, — who is pregnant with twins — and the pregnancy suit she wore in the film.
Since Emma wanted to be “method” with her role, she originally asked the wardrobe department to make her suit weigh as much as it would if Emma was actually carrying twins. Boy, was she in for a surprise.
It turns out that wearing a pregnancy suit wasn’t exactly what it was cracked up to be for Emma.
“I came out the next day and I was like, ‘You can’t be serious … I’m exhausted … this is crazy!’” she exclaimed. “And then [wardrobe] turned to me and said, ‘Yea, that’s just the weight of one child.’” Oh, Emma, if you only knew!
The British starlet also didn’t get any sympathy from her mother either. When Emma called her after the first day of shooting, her mother only had a few choice words to say to her daughter.
“You don’t get to complain, you only faked it.” Amen! Emma went on to tell David, “I have a whole new found respect for women and motherhood.”
Aside from wearing a pregnancy suit on set, Emma also managed to finish her school work while filming — which kind of reminds us of her multitasking Harry Potter character, Hermione Granger. But all of that hard work has definitely paid off for Emma. She is set to graduate from Brown University this May with a degree in English. Congratulations!
You can catch Emma — alongside Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly — in Noah this Friday, March 28 in theaters everywhere.
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