Molly Ringwald Reveals Mathilda's Family Plan

03/20/2009 at 07:00 PM ET
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After a successful run of movies in the ’80s including Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald has returned with a big splash! Not only is the 41-year-old starring in the ABC Family series Secret Life of the American Teenager, she also revealed in January that she and her husband Panio Gianopoulous are expecting boy/girl twins.

While choosing her favorite role to date is difficult for the expectant mama — “at different times I like one better than the other” — Molly tells PEOPLE that having her pregnancy written into the storyline is a perk she has definitely gotten used to! “I love having professionals on-set buying me maternity clothes,” she says. “The more, the better!”

As she basks in the extra help during filming, Molly shares that upon welcoming her babies in August, the added assistance she will be receiving will come from none other than her 5-year-old daughter Mathilda Ereni. According to the proud mama, her little girl seems to have made a plan when it comes to baby duties.

“[She] decided she’ll take care of the girl and I’ll take care of the boy.”

When she is not working, Molly passes her days at the beach or on mother-daughter bike rides with Mathilda as she anticipates the arrival of the twins. “I’m excited and overwhelmed, but mostly excited,” she explains. As for her pregnancy, the actress admits that carrying twins has been a new experience, right down to her cravings! “With Mathilda all I wanted was nachos. Now all I’ve been craving is raw vegetables,” she shares.

Source: PEOPLE; March 30th issue

FILED UNDER: Maternity , Multiples , News , Parenting

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T on

I’m only 25 but for me its really hard to believe that Molly is 41. Maybe its because when she was first on the scene she was a teenager then when you really started to see her onscreen again she was 39! Its like Rip Van Winkle deal🙂

Autumn on

I’d heard that Molly was having another baby but I didn’t know it was twins?! Even though she’s due n August, wih twins she’s probably already coming right along with her pregnancy.

Erica on

I love the show she’s in now and I can’t wait to see how they write the pregnancy in! I also think it is so cute about Mathilda wanting to take care of the girl but not the boy…I could see myself saying something similar when I was little, and when my sister was born I made it very clear that I wanted a girl and only a girl lol.

eva on

Her daughter is a doll,I love the typical ponytail with a bow look, so girly and practical.

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