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13+ Clever Ways Celebs Hid Their Baby Bumps On-Screen

Celebs proudly show off their baby bums on the red carpet and during photo shoots.

The only time they might not want to flaunt that bun in the oven is when they're at work — especially if their character isn't pregnant.

Here are a few ways that shows and movies hid an actor's growing bump. For some of these actors, they hid it so well that I didn't realize they were pregnant until now.

Mindy Kaling


When Mindy surprised her fans by announcing her pregnancy in 2017, many were curious as to how the last season of The Mindy Project would play out.

Mindy revealed that she worked closely with the show's costume designer and cinematographer to hide her growing bump.

Amy Poehler


In the second season of Parks And Recreation, Amy was carrying a bun in the oven.

The show hid her bump by dressing her in loose clothes, or using props like this bag to hide it.

Jenna Fischer


When Jenna Fischer became pregnant while filming The Office it lined up perfectly with the storyline of Pam and Jim expecting their second baby. That was her real bump on display, folks!

Angela Kinsey

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Jenna wasn't the only actress from The Office who would hide a bump on the show.

In the fourth season, Angela was pregnant in real life, but her character wasn't.

Thanks to Angela's conservative outfits and the use of cubicles, they were able to keep her bump under wraps.

Gal Gadot

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If you can believe it, Gal Gadot was five months pregnant when she re-shot some of the fights scenes for Wonder Woman.

She had to wear a green band across her bump so that it could be edited out in post-production.

January Jones

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When January Jones became pregnant while starring on Mad Men, the writers decided to use her pregnancy as a way to explore a storyline where Betty gains weight.

Special-effects makeup was added to complete her transformation.

Kerry Washington

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When Kerry Washington, star of the show Scandal became pregnant, her character began wearing looser clothes to hide her growing bump.

She would also hold props like bags and papers in front of her body.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon was pregnant during the filming of Vanity Fair.

Thankfully, those bulky period clothes and empire waists hid her bump well. I honestly can't tell that she was pregnant at all in that movie.

Leah Remini

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When Leah Remini became pregnant, her character on The King of Queens was unemployed, so her bump was hidden by her baggy clothes and pajamas.

Ellen Pompeo

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During the fifth season of Grey's Anatomy, Ellen was pregnant, but you probably didn't even realize it until now.

Thanks to those hospital scrubs, her growing belly was hidden pretty well and the show used a few strategic camera angles, too.

Penelope Cruz


Penelope actually had to enlist the help of her sister to stand in for her during some of the wide shots of Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.

Her baby bump was simply too noticeable!

Ginnifer Goodwin

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Ginnifer Goodwin's pregnancy was written into Once Upon A Time — at least for one of her characters.

Snow White was pregnant on the show, but Mary Margaret was not. During her scenes as Mary, Ginnifer used big coats to hide her bump.

Julie Bowen

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Julie Bowen was pregnant with twins during the first episode of Modern Family. The show hid her bump with props on counters or by having her hold things like laundry baskets.

Alyson Hannigan


For Alyson's first pregnancy, her character on How I Met Your Mother was not pregnant so the show had to hide her bump by using close shots.

However, her bump did come in handy when her character won a hot dog eating contest.

Lisa Kudrow

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When Lisa Kudrow announced she was pregnant, the Friends writers had to come up with a creative way to incorporate her pregnancy.

This is what lead to the storyline of Phoebe carrying her brother's triplets. Yes, that was her real bump all along.

Courtney Cox

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Another Friends pregnancy, but this one had to be hidden.

Since her character was supposed to be struggling with infertility, Courtney Cox had to cover up her bump with loose clothes and accessories like scarves.