There are few artists I love more than director Paul Thomas Anderson. He’s the wunderkind auteur director of Magnolia, Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, and I wish I could marry him. I’m totally serious, too. If Paul Thomas Anderson and Gerard Butler were in front of me, both of them on bended knee with blinged-out engagement rings, I would choose P.T. Anderson every time. But I can’t have him! Because P.T. is with one of the funniest Saturday Night Live cast members of all time, Maya Rudolph. They have a daughter together, a three-and-half year-old named Pearl Minnie Anderson, and Maya just announced that she’s pregnant again!
In the upcoming summer film, Away We Go, Maya Rudolph’s character is pregnant. Well, off-screen, the actress is pregnant too!
The Saturday Night Live star, 36, is expecting her second child with her partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, she reveals in an interview slated to air Monday on ET Canada.
“I wasn’t planning on sharing it, but yes I am pregnant!” she tells the show. In a nod to the irony of playing pregnant, followed by actually being pregnant, she says, “I know it’s really weird timing.”
Already mom to daughter Pearl, 3, Rudolph says her current pregnancy is “totally different” than her first one. “The first time you are like wide-eyed: ‘What are we doing?, Who’s coming?, How do we take care of them?’ But this time, I’m like I have to sit down, I’m pregnant.’ ”
She adds, “When you have a three-and-a-half-year-old, you don’t have time to rest and nap and do all the those sweet pampering type things you did for yourself the first time. You are like, ‘I got to get to bed!'”
As for adding to her family, Rudolph says she’s psyched. “I feel like everyone who has had more then one [child], says you should do it. It’s nice to have this experience.”
[From People Magazine]
Paul Thomas Anderson famously dated Fiona Apple for years and years, and then suddenly, they were broken up and he was with Maya Rudolph. I’ve never heard what happened between P.T. and Fiona, but I would love to know, if any commenters have some insight. Fiona and P.T. were the cutest little indie couple, but I really like that he and Maya are together. They make a lovely couple, and I’m sure they’re both thrilled with the new pregnancy. Congratulations!
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson are shown at the BAFTA Awards on 2/10/08. Credit: WENN.com