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This Is Us star thought she’d be fired over pregnancy

This Is Us star Alexandra Breckenridge feared she would be fired from the hit TV drama when she fell pregnant.
The 35-year-old, who is expecting her second child in December (17), admits she wasn’t looking forward to breaking the baby news to series creator Dan Fogelman, but he took it really well.
“I was like, ‘I’m gonna get fired’,” she tells Us Weekly. “I was scared to tell them because I thought it would cause issues for production.
“I called Dan and said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m pregnant’. He was just like, ‘Oh, that’s amazing! Congratulations!’ He’s so nice.”
This time around the mum-to-be is determined not to overindulge, like she did when she first fell pregnant and ate Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream every night.
“This time around I’m working and I wanted to make production’s job easier at hiding my pregnancy!” she tells Us. “I’ll have it again when I start breast-feeding because you can eat way more when you’re breast-feeding.”
Her pregnancy landed her a new job as the “spokes-belly” for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Enhanced Stretch Mark products, and she swears by them: “It has natural ingredients,” she explains. “You wanna make sure that everything is touching your skin and going into your system is safe.”
The former The Walking Dead star plays Sophie on the TV hit.

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