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.