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Nia Long: Work Calls Stopped When I Got Pregnant

11/15/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Nia Long Best Man Holiday John Lamparski/WireImage

When Nia Long gave birth to her baby boy, she quickly realized there would be no need to pencil in maternity leave — it’s already built into the business.

“It wasn’t like I called my agent and said, ‘I’m having a baby and I’m not coming back for two years.’ It was more like, ‘I’m having a baby,’ and they stopped calling me for awhile,” The Best Man Holiday actress, 43, tells Mom.me.

“Once the baby was born, and I was ready, the conversations gradually started to happen and eventually you get a job.”

But even if there had been a role immediately following the arrival of now 2-year-old son Kez Sunday, Long would have likely turned it down.

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