19 Actors Who Should Win An Award For Pretending They Weren't Pregnant On Screen

    Next time someone holds a purse in front of their stomach, I'm going to be looking a little closer.

    While childbirth may be the miracle of life, it can also be an inconvenience to Hollywood. Luckily, through camera techniques, wardrobe hacks, and on-the-nose plot restructuring, actors are sometimes able to do their jobs onscreen while also being pregnant.

    Here are some instances of famous people hiding their pregnancies onscreen:

    1. Blake Lively in The Shallows

    2. Kerry Washington in Scandal

    3. Emily Blunt in Into the Woods

    4. Also Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train

    5. Lisa Kudrow in Friends

    6. Courteney Cox in Friends

    7. Alyson Hannigan in How I Met Your Mother

    8. Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman

    9. Ellen Pompeo on Grey's Anatomy

    10. Julia Roberts in Ocean's Twelve

    11. Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City

    12. January Jones in Mad Men

    13. Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation

    14. Debra Messing in Will & Grace

    15. Kelly Rutherford in Gossip Girl

    16. Kate Winslet in Divergent

    17. Reese Witherspoon in Vanity Fair

    18. Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project

    19. And Halle Berry in X-Men: Days of Future Past