Did Hilary Duff's Pregnancy Announcement Cost Her A Film Role?

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The producers of the movie say the decision was "amicable," but does Duff feel the same way?

Earlier this year, former Lizzie McGuire star, Hilary Duff, was cast to play the lead role in the upcoming remake of the iconic 1960s film Bonnie and Clyde. Just a few weeks ago, she and her hockey-playing husband, Mike Comrie, happily announced they were expecting their first child. Little did they know then that her bundle of joy would waste no time in derailing her career. Baby News: Jessica Alba Gives Birth And Hilary Duff Is Pregnant!

Just a few days after Duff's baby announcement, she was reportedly dropped from the Bonnie and Clyde remake. TMZ reports, "The director is already shopping for a new Bonnie, and the split was amicable. As one source put it, 'Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait we would.' Shooting is scheduled for this fall."

 

True, it would be pretty silly if the legendary heist-conspiring lady was preggers while she was holding up banks with guns, but it may have made for an interesting new twist, no? It's not like they can wait until Hilary is no longer pregnant or without a newborn baby to care for either, because they've already waited 44 years to do the remake. Another year would just be plain madness!

Duff may be upset she lost the potentially huge opportunity, but one person is surely happy about this development: the original Bonnie, Faye Dunaway. Back in 2009, upon hearing that Duff had been chosen to portray the character she made famous in the 60s, Faye reportedly scoffed, "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?"

Duff didn't take that comment sitting down, though. Her response? "I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don't even know who she is, so you know... I think it was a little unnecessary but I might be mad if I looked like that now too." Ouch! Hilary Duff And More Super-Young Celebrity Moms

Cat fights aside, Duff probably learned a valuable from the experience. Whether she was unwillingly dropped from the film or truly came to an agreement with producers, she knows that even in Hollywood, there are times in life when a gal must choose family over work.

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