Though she hasn’t even given birth yet, pregnant actress Hilary Duff is already learning about the sacrifices of parenting.
According to TMZ, the former “Lizzie McGuire” star was booted from the upcoming remake, “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde” soon after the 23-year-old broke the news of her pregnancy. (MORE: Hilary Duff pregnant with first baby)
“Hilary won’t be available until next June,” a source told the online news site of Duff, who snagged the role of robber Bonnie Parker. “If we could wait we would.”
Though news outlets haven’t confirmed that the former Disney starlet was cut from the flick for becoming pregnant, many have jumped to that conclusion and bounded to the female Texan’s defense.
Julie Ryan Evans, a blogger for CafeMom, wrote of the news on Monday, “First of all, they could wait if they really wanted to, and plenty of pregnant women have starred in movies and television shows without ruining the story. There are special effects, stand-ins, and all sorts of other ways women can act without their pregnancy ‘getting in the way.’ There are options, and pregnancy should never be used as grounds to dismiss someone from a job…It’s amazing to me that in this day and age, such pregnancy discrimination still happens so frequently, but it does.”
Last week, Duff wrote on her website that she and husband Mike Comrie had enjoyed their first wedding anniversary and were expecting a child.
“I can’t believe it has already been a year,” Duff wrote. “We also want to share the exciting news that baby makes three! We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives. Thanks to everyone for the continued love and support throughout the years!”
The day following her pregnancy announcement, Duff posted a picture on Twitter of a stack of Rice Krispies treats alongside the tweet, “now I can finally talk about my cravings!today it was rice crispy treats! trying really hard to give them ALL away!!!”
Shooting is set to take place this fall. As TMZ noted, producers are also on the hunt for a new Clyde due to scheduling conflicts with “The Jane Austen Book Club” actor Kevin Zegers.
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