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When she was cast in Up In The Air, Vera Farmiga was not yet a mom-to-be. In a new interview with USA Today, the actress reveals that her announcement of a baby-on-the-way with her husband, Deadsy’s Renn Hawkey, was not exactly greeted with enthusiasm by some in the film industry.
After meeting with executives throughout her pregnancy with son Fynn, now 13 months, Vera says she was left with the distinct impression that “the studio was panicking.”
“I felt that, and it destroyed me. I wanted to walk away from this career. I felt incredibly insecure.”
Determined to prove her naysayers wrong, Vera, 36, arrived on set just two weeks postpartum. Her performance in the film was so impressive, it garnered an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress — but Vera says the critical acclaim is bittersweet.
“I could never reclaim these first precious moments of maternity. [But] I needed to pay my mortgage. It wasn’t an option. I had to do the role.”
Source: USA Today