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Hilary Duff fired from movie for being pregnant?

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Laura Donovan
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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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  • truebearing

    More photos.

  • Liberalsareblind

    I think this is discrimination.  If you’re pregnant you don’t really start showing until you’re well in to the second trimester.  To fire someone immediately upon finding out they’re pregnant is straight up discrimination.  

  • Liberalsareblind

    I think this is discrimination.  If you’re pregnant you don’t really start showing until you’re well in to the second trimester.  To fire someone immediately upon finding out they’re pregnant is straight up discrimination.  

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  • Loridae

    It’s a job like any other, and if you are not able to do the job (because you’re pregnant and the character isn’t) then the studio has no option but to find someone who can do the job.  Movie schedule are touchy, putting off filming to wait for a star to give birth can cost that studio millions.  

  • Anonymous

    Hilary Duff fired from movie for being pregnant?

    ..if you don’t ABORT in hollywierd (and do it with taxpayer money), you are an outcast – literally.

  • Anonymous

    the movie has already been made. She’s not going to be missing much. It will likely tank like 90% of sequels do. Whatever.

  • Anonymous

    the movie has already been made. She’s not going to be missing much. It will likely tank like 90% of sequels do. Whatever.

  • gc5341

    I side with the producers because they want to make a movie and the female lead character is not pregnant so the actress cannot be pregnant. They are not malevolent or anti-children in firing Duff. They just have a practical problem on their hands and they solved it. Duff was promoted by Disney and practically shoved down our throats by the Disney marketing department. She has made a lot of money and will have other acting opportunities in the future so I feel no sympathy for Hillary Duff because she does not deserve any sympathy.

  • gc5341

    I side with the producers because they want to make a movie and the female lead character is not pregnant so the actress cannot be pregnant. They are not malevolent or anti-children in firing Duff. They just have a practical problem on their hands and they solved it. Duff was promoted by Disney and practically shoved down our throats by the Disney marketing department. She has made a lot of money and will have other acting opportunities in the future so I feel no sympathy for Hillary Duff because she does not deserve any sympathy.