Leelee Sobieski's Childlike Cravings

09/22/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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Expecting her first child later this year, Leelee Sobieski has a theory when it comes to her pregnancy cravings.

“I think I like eating what little kids eat,” Leelee told PEOPLE at the season opening of the Metropolitan Opera on Monday in New York City.

Chowing down frequently on macaroni and cheese, Leelee, 27, says that she is preparing for the baby by doing two things: relaxing and eating lots of ice cream.

However, the Joan of Arc actress is unable to eat as much of the frosty treat as she used to.

“I eat less ice cream now than I did before because the baby takes up space,” she explained.

After announcing her engagement to fashion designer Adam Kimmel this past July, the Emmy-nominated actress says that while wedding planning has taken a backseat to baby planning, it has not been forgotten.

“We have pushed that back,” she said about her nupitals. “We are going to maybe do it in the spring.”

For now, Leelee — who is due in December — is staying focused on her upcoming arrival. She and Adam are keeping the sex of the baby a delivery surprise, but teases “even if I find out, I’ll keep it secret!”

— Isley Kasica

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Camilla on

I had no idea that she was even pregnant! Congratulations to her and her fiance!

Cat on

Maybe it’s just the angle of this pic, but her face looks totally different to me…She reminds me a lot of Helen Hunt here (maybe it’s the hormones?). She’s really popped though; must be due very early December!

Bren on

I have never really liked her or thought she was pretty but pregnancy really suits her! She looks beautiful here.

kai on

Cat, she has ALWAYS been compared to Helen Hunt. lol

I love her, but I hope she isn’t going down the baby-pimping route. She is a good actress, I wish she would make more movies.

Jennifer on

She looks so pretty here. I love the red!

I have always thought she looked like a younger version of Helen Hunt. I think that the resemblance to her is absolutely uncanny. I’m glad to know that others see it, too! 🙂

BWiley on

I think it’s just the picture.. I checked out her page on wikipedia, and it’s got her from the front:


She does look like Helen Hunt.. but, personally, I find LeeLee much more gorgeous.. Her eyes are fantastic!!

Mrs.PB on

I am so excited for her! I loved her in Joan of Arc and am excited to see her start her family.

shalay on

Yeah, the Helen Hunt comparison is nothing new. They’ve each separately talked about it in interviews, and they laugh about it. I think Leelee is glowing. It’s kind of fun to watch the teen actors I grew up watching have babies now. Congrats to them!

jacky on

does anyone else feel like everyone is due in december?

Stella on

That’s a surprise for me! I have ni idea that she’s expecting, congratulations! That’s true she looks like to Helen Hunt^^

Chestar on

I have the feeling that this lovely little tyke is going to give us another ‘unique’ name

Lis on

jacky – YES! It totally does! There’s going to be a holiday baby boom 😉

kiki on

I feel it’s disingenuous for her to say they have pushed the wedding back to focus on the baby. If she is due in December, surely she knew she was pregnant when she got engaged in July.

Guaili on

hahaha! i was the same way when i was pregnant!… eating what little kids eat… mac and cheese, bagel bites, chicken nuggets… the list goes on! funny how that is..

Charlotte on

A LOT of celebrities are due this December.

CelebBabyLover on

kiki- Yes, but maybe as the pregnancy progressed, they decided they should focus more on the baby for the time being.

Dee on

I’ve always believed that we all have a twin out there and when it comes to Leelee I’ve always thought her and Helen could pass as siblings…..

Congrats to her and her fiancee. I’ve always liked her as an actress.