What to Expect When You’re Expecting Set Visit

A few months ago I had the amazing experience of visiting Atlanta and watch a scene being filmed from the upcoming movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  It is kinda ironic that I was in fact pregnant, but not far enough to tell anyone.  Here I was surrounded by pregnant people (and people wearing fake tummies) thinking to myself that in a few short months I will have a belly just like them!

A select group of bloggers and I visited the Georgia World Conference Center in early September to watch Elizabeth Banks film one of her scenes from the movie.  Elizabeth Banks plays Wendy Cooper, a boutique owner who had dreamt about being a mother for a long time.  Her pregnancy isn’t as blissful as she had imagined it to be.  It is also further complicated by the fact that her younger mother in law is also expecting.  We were able to see her film a scene in which Wendy was addressing a crowd at the ABC Kids Expo and instead of promoting her boutique, “The Breast Choice”  she let out all her frustrations about being pregnant.  Elizabeth Banks was hilarious as she listed all of the horrible things about pregnancy (all of which have seemed to happen to her character).  We watched her do over 20 takes before they took a break.  During the break she took time to meet with us bloggers to talk about her role in this movie as well as how motherhood has been treating her (her son Felix was born last March). Stay tuned next week for the interview with Elizabeth!

The story behind What to Expect When You’re Expecting isn’t really an informational film like the book is, it follows the pregnancies of 5 couples as they are expecting children.  The cast includes amazing actors such as Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick.

The story lines are somewhat separate, yet they interact with each other (think kinda like Love Actually).  I love Wendy because I can totally relate to not liking being pregnant.  With the variety of actors, there is a character in which most women will be able to relate too, including women who are expecting through adoption.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting comes to theatres nationwide on May 11, 2012 just in time for Mother’s Day.

Be sure to check back next week for more coverage of my set visit.

A huge “thank you” to Lionsgate for having me as a guest in Atlanta and allowing me to experience the movie set!


  1. Maryann says

    It is a neat experience to be on a movie set isn’t it? Yrs ago I was an extra in a movie and it was really cool to see how it all works, how the final product often doesn’t look a lot like what you saw, etc. sound like a fun day, a cute movie, and congrats on the PG!

  2. says

    How cool! I have always wanted to see how a movie works behind the scenes. I’m also like you I never liked being pregnant. I was sick the entire 9 months and although I loved the thought of having my babies carrying them was a different story. Can’t wait to see this movie.

  3. says

    Okay I had never heard of this movie before & now I am genuinely super excited for it to come out! It sounds awesome & I love all of the actresses in it! &I loved the stories intertwining somewhat but being separate in Love Actually so I’m excited to see how they do that in this movie.

  4. says

    This is so neat Kat! I agree, I hate every second of pregnancy. I love that you got to go on the set. This movie is one I’ll have to see.


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