Thursday, October 11, 2007

In other news: I hate Milla Jovovich.

Actress* Milla Jovovich ("Resident Evil") was "oblivious" to her pregnancy until about six and a half weeks, according to this item in the gossip column of San Francisco Chronicle.

"It was almost six and a half weeks before I put two and two together, which was funny because my belly was getting big. I had no idea. It looked in the mirror like I'd drunk too many beers."
To those of us mired in the infertility trenches, this statement is as incomprehensible as if she had just spoken it in Ubuntu. We parse and note every twinge, every flutter and variation of our recalcitrant bodies, especially if it's during the dreaded "two-week wait" (or 2WW, if you're on an Internet board). We worry about every sip of caffeine. We stress if we even look at a glass of wine.

The only happy part of this story is that Jovovich has gained about 70 pounds during her pregnancy, the result of breakfasts that consisted of three bagels with butter, peanut butter and jelly, and lunches of Krispy Kreme donuts.

I don't really have a heart the size of a walnut. I don't really hate Jovovich. I'm sure that she's a very nice woman. And I really hate Hollywood's focus on pregnancy weight gain and loss.

But when she goes on and on about how she didn't even realize she was pregnant, well, it's like a kick in the teeth. And when she tells US Weekly, "Being pregnant, I really feel like a woman," well, you might imagine how we who can't get pregnant feel.

* Note: I use this term loosely.


Lucy said...

Wow! And Double-wow! I've learned a lot in this entry. I've learned that if you're a clueless celebrity, pregnancy can creep up on you like a clumsy lackadaisical celebrity-stalker. And can Jovovich really "feel like a woman" if for 6 and 1/2 weeks she didn't feel anything at all, except for hangovers and rediscovering beer belly, which to me is more male-oriented.

Anonymous said...

I don't like her like I used to, she seems to have lost her way and she will never reach the heights in Hollywood that is for sure, she says some strange stuff and she has named the baby Ever Gabo Anderson, it sounds clever dick but the baby is a girl so why has Jovovich said its a Scottish boys' name?, couldn't she give the baby girl a Scottish girls name instead.

Anonymous said...

Her vanity is unattractive. I think her movies are a formula to exploit her "hotness" with action. Where is there any substance or worth in such a movie? She is a model and will never be a great actress. How can you not know you are pregnant for that long? It is not that difficult to be in touch with your reproductive cycle. That is what being a woman is like. I really do not understand her appeal to the world.

Cynthia W Gentry said...

Anonymous, I agree with you. At 4 weeks pregnant (that is, 4 weeks after the date of my LMP, but 2 weeks after conception) I didn't know I was pregnant and was surprised when my fertility specialist gave me the happy news...but by 6 1/2 weeks, I definitely knew I was pregnant. Even if you have irregular periods, usually you know enough to check.

Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of mila but you ladies need to chill out. every one is different in their pregnancies. for my seccond I didnt realise till about eight weeks because I had my period.