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Jamie Chung Says She Used A Surrogate Because Getting Pregnant Would Hurt Her Career

"Things are so quickly paced in what we do."

You know Jamie Chung from movies and TV shows like The Real World, Lovecraft Country, and Big Hero 6.

Jamie smiling on the red carpet while wearing a chic jumpsuit

Last year, Jamie and husband Bryan Greenberg welcomed twin boys into the world through a surrogate.

In a recent interview with Today, Jamie explained why she decided to use a surrogate.

Jamie said she had been "terrified" of becoming pregnant because of the potential effect it would have on her acting career.

Jamie on the red carpet in a bralette top and pants

"I was terrified of putting my life on hold for two-plus years," she said. "In my industry, it feels like you’re easily forgotten if you don’t work within the next month of your last job. Things are so quickly paced in what we do."

Jamie described the surrogacy as a "compromise" that she made with Bryan, and she also went on to talk about the ways in which surrogacy is stigmatized in general.

“I think there’s a little bit of shame," she said. "It’s still not a very common thing and we weren’t ready for judgment.”

“People probably think, 'Oh, she's so vain. She didn't want to get pregnant,' and it's much more complicated than that," Jamie continued while discussing why she chose to go ahead with the surrogacy.

Jamie posing on front of a foliage display and a chair

"For me, personally, and I will leave it at this, it’s like, I worked my ass off my entire life to get where I am. I don’t want to lose opportunities. I don’t want to be resentful.”

Read the entire interview here.