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Ali Larter Admits Her Strongest Pregnancy Craving

07/26/2010 at 01:00 PM ET

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For Ali Larter, being pregnant comes with a bonus: The ability to devour whatever she desires, guilt-free.

“Stop eating? I eat everything!” Larter, 34, said Saturday while promoting her new film Resident Evil: Afterlife during Comic-Con in San Diego.

“I bake myself strawberry shortcakes and then I wake up at three in the morning and I eat them.”

And don’t tell the actress to worry about Hollywood’s pressure to stay thin.

“I love it because so much of the time, I have to be careful,” Larter says.

“I work out. I play certain roles where it’s important for me to look a certain way. But now it’s just freedom. It’s like, bring on the Sprinkles cupcakes, pizza, pasta. I’m loving it!”

Larter, who was pictured in a flowing top with a suspicious bump poking through days before she announced that she and her writer-actor husband Hayes MacArthur are expecting, said she made a conscious decision early on to keep the news under wraps.

“It was a very private time for me and my husband and something that I just wasn’t ready to share, so we actually left the country for a while,” Larter explains. “So we came back from Europe, and I said to my husband, ‘I just want to go to lunch with my girlfriends. I just want to live my life.’ I was four months [pregnant] and it was just time to start living my life.”

On that note, Larter insists there’s one thing she won’t give up: Killer heels.

“You gotta do it,” she says. “I love my high heels. I’ll kick ass in four inches, pregnant any day of the week.”

– Sara Hammel and Jessica Wedemeyer

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robinepowell on

If she’s not careful, she’ll put on too much weight and have a hard time taking it off after she has the baby. ;)

Brooke on

Holy Smokes! She really is showing…i would guess she is 5 months along….

dogal medikal on

coll & pretty

Lola Monroe on

I didn’t realize she was so far along…she looks aboslutely gorgeous here…Congrats!!

hayley on

hahahahaha i was the same with my first, i just ate and ate and ate, learned my lession with my second though and went a bit steady with the full fat coke and cake :D lol

go ali! your going to get really uncomfy so why not get uncomfy with a cake in your hand. :)

becka on

What should matter most is the safety of her unborn child, not 4 inch heels. This girl has some growing up to do. Being unsafe is not cool.

Bonnie on

Wait till she’s 9 months pregnant… I’d like to see her in her 4-inch heels then. She’s going to eat those words! She looks gorgeous though.

brannon on

4 inch heels are only unsafe if you can’t walk in them :) She looks gorgeous and I Iove that she is enjoying her pregnancy – I did too! (and yes, in heels :)

tilly on

She looks great:)

megan on

I’m not usually one to comment on someone’s pregnancy weight. However, the fact that they said “The baby is due this winter” and it’s her first baby made me surprised she got such a bump this early on. Either she’s going the Hollywood route of fibbing about the date & is further along, or she probably needs to take Leah Remini’s advice about “the baby doesn’t need grilled cheese sandwiches and pint of ice cream. it’ll come back to bite you later”

hayley on

megan -your right the baby doesn’t but you do hahahahahahahahahah

HeatherB on

I agree with Hayley! My first pregnancy I didn’t know any better so I just ate and ate and ate. I would go through a whole box of hostess cupcakes every week. I gained 40 pounds and am back to my pre-pregnancy weight now…but I am hoping to only gain 30 with the next one…definitely a lesson learned! :)

Dana on

Whoa! I am 4 months pregnant with my 3rd, and my bump is nowhere that big! Yeah, I do have one, but not that big. She looks great, though!

Haleiwa on

She looks stunning. Enjoy your pregnancy the way you want to, girl. Heels and cupcakes and all.

MZ on

I’m in my 5th month and my bump is about that size. I don’t think it’s unreasonable at all. I think after not being pregnant for awhile, women forget what a normal size pregnancy belly looks like.

And, I’m sure she’s not ONLY eating junk food. She probably just pointed out those things b/c as an actress she can’t have them normally so it must be exciting to eat them now.

Amanda on

Ugh, I hate it when women perpetuate the “I can eat whatever I want now. I’m not fat— just pregnant!” line of thinking. Why do you think it’s strongly recommended that pregnant women do not smoke or drink alcohol? Because everything you consume goes to the baby, and if wasn’t good for you prior to becoming pregnant, then it certainly isn’t going to do you (or your baby) any favors once you are. Put your own desires aside and think of the health of your child for just one second please. And this isn’t just pertaining to Miss Larter, unfortunately I’ve known more women than I can count who have this same outlook on pregnancy.

Mia on

If she’s due in Dec-which is when Winter starts she could easily be about 5 months right now. Pregnant in March-it’s almost August…that’s 5 months + the extra 4 until December.

hayley on

Amanda- lighten up, jeez you really hink a few cakes will hurt the a baby? shes not drinking lard for goodness sake.

i get so cross with people who take everythin sooooooooooooo serious, your pregnant not ill with in reason you can do every thing you did before however beibg pregnant is tough work for the most part and if a women who job is in partto look skinny wants a few extra sweets so what. you can not same drinking and smoking to eating a burger.

pregnancy police do my head in! right off for a kitkat hahahahahaha

sat on

Besides her expectant glow, she looks great with a few extra pounds! Hollywood starlets are constantly starving themselves, she is just calorie-and-taste deprived. Let the woman eat and live like a normal person! I know for a fact that men prefer women who look like real, curvy women! Curves are feminine and beautiful.

alycia on

She looks fantastic!!

Nella on

She looks gorgeous! People need to relax, it’s her body, let her enjoy being pregnant and indulge in the things she normally can’t have because she has to maintain a certain look in hollywood. She’s acting like many first time moms do. Her bump is adorable :)

dfs on

sat, curves have nothing to do with how much you eat. You can be very skinny and be curvy. Even underweight people can have an hour glass figure.

Kat on

I’m almost six months preg and due at the end of November, my bump was about that size at the beginning of the month. Remember pregnancy is 40 weeks, which adds up to more than nine calendar months.

The bumps shows up differently on different people. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was a little under weight to start, and her doctor is encouraging her to eat a bit more. The girl probably starves when she is in actress mode, give her a break and let her enjoy her pregnancy! I’m sure she has an excellent doctor and a very healthy child-to-be.

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