Kerry Washington did it in Scandal, Reese Witherspoon did it in Vanity Fair, Sarah Jessica Parker did it in Sex & the City and now Alexandra Breckenridge is doing it in This Is Us. Breckenridge, who plays Sophie on the hit NBC sitcom, is the latest Hollywood mom to hide her pregnancy while filming.
Breckenridge recently revealed to Us Weekly that she was initially terrified to break the news to This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman. She said, “I was like, ‘I’m gonna get fired.’ I was scared to tell them because I thought it would cause issues for production.”
But when the 35-year-old actress finally bit the bullet, she quickly learned her fears were unwarranted. She continued, “I called Dan and said, ‘I’m sorry. I’m pregnant.’ He was just like, ‘Oh, that’s amazing! Congratulations!’ He’s so nice.”
Despite her character’s ever-evolving on-screen relationship with Kevin (Justin Hartley), Breckenridge previously revealed that production is doing their best to conceal her growing bump. “We’re still filming, and they have tricks and different clothes to hide stuff, and you can stand behind a counter and frame halfway up,” she said.
The proof is in the production.
Season two of This Is Us airs on Tuesdays on NBC.