For actress Elizabeth Banks, the journey to motherhood was much different than that of her character in her new film What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
“I didn’t carry my own baby,” Elizabeth, who welcomed her son Felix via a surrogate last year, tells Celebuzz. “I made a baby cake and I baked it in an angel’s oven. That’s one of the few pregnancy experiences that his movie does not explore. It explores lots of other ones but not gestational surrogacy, which is how I had my son, Felix.”
Like many expectant moms, though, the 30 Rock star admits to having some serious pre-baby jitters in the days before Felix arrived.
“The Thursday before my son was born, I was just driving to coffee with my husband and I literally burst into tears,” she reveals.“I was horrified that this was the last Thursday of my life before I was going to be responsible for another human being for the rest of my life!”
Everything turned out just fine, though. The proud mama recently gushed of her baby boy: “He has expanded my capacity for joy a thousand-fold.”