Joshua Jackson on Jodie’s impending due date: ‘It’s a bit stressful right now’

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson at the Vogue & Tiffany Fashion Film Party at Annabel's

Because my schedule is pretty much the same during the pandemic, I still haven’t watched how all the morning shows here in America are handling social distancing and working from home. I’ve seen that a lot of network and cable anchors have been doing their shows from home, and that’s true of actors on e-junkets too. Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere is out now and Joshua Jackson is still promoting it… by getting out of bed and doing link-up interviews from home. That’s what he did for his Good Morning America interview – he got up crazy-early in LA to talk with Lara Spencer in New York. She asked him about Jodie Turner Smith’s pregnancy and he actually talked a lot about it. I feel like a lot of celebrity “walls” are coming down, right? We’re seeing their homes, they’re giving us some big glimpses of their daily lives. I don’t hate it. Here’s the interview:

Josh says Jodie is due right now, but that everyone has told him that first babies come late. Some quotes:

When asked how Turner-Smith, 33, is doing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as they’re both “expecting a baby very soon,” the Little Fires Everywhere star replied, “We are! Like tomorrow, kind of.”

“Obviously, it’s a bit stressful right now and we’re just trying to figure out how to be smart about being quarantined,” he continued. “The medical system right now is a little bit difficult, so we’re figuring it out day by day…. But she’s healthy and the baby’s healthy, so that’s important.”

As this will be Jackson and Turner-Smith’s first child together, the actor said he consulted with Little Fires Everywhere costars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington — who are both mothers — on parenting advice. “Both of them were incredibly helpful,” he said, explaining that “both of them are not just actresses, but they run their own companies. They’re both mothers. They’ve integrated their family life and their professional life in a way that seems very healthy.”

While Jackson said on GMA that Turner-Smith’s due date is very soon, he told Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday that the baby will likely come in early April instead. “We are in the very, very home stretch. Everybody tells us that the first baby’s late so we’re probably 10ish days away.”

[From People]

I’ve heard that too, that first babies always come late. Joshua and Jodie have been in LA since late January, so I guess they were always planning to have their baby girl there, despite Jodie’s notable qualms about raising her child in America. Anyway, I enjoyed Joshua’s bleary-eyed interview and how open he was to talking about his impending fatherhood. I hope Joshua and Jodie have an easy time at the hospital, especially during this international health crisis.

Jodie Turner-Smith attends the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 2 February 2020

Photos courtesy of Backgrid and Avalon Red.

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  1. Sojaschnitzel says:

    Oh my, she looks so mind-blowingly perfect in this yellow dress, I dont even know what to say <3

  2. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I couldn’t imagine expecting a baby right now. My anxiety would be in overdrive. I hope they have a healthy baby and manage to not contract the virus while they’re at the hospital.

  3. CariBean says:

    Bonnie IS a badass!!

  4. lucy2 says:

    I wish them the best!

    If I were a celebrity, I’d set up a nice little spot in my house with good lighting and camera angles, and after all this is finally over, do my press interviews from home! Why travel all over for a few minutes here and there?

  5. Jem says:

    I just couldn’t love them more!

  6. SKF says:

    They are SO adorable!!! Also, she looks insane in that dress. I want a man who looks at me the way Josh looks at her.

    My bestie had he first baby today. She hadn’t turned so they had to do a c-section and a week early because she was low on amniotic fluid. Stressful; but my bestie said it felt weirdly normal as the maternity ward is so far from the pandemic wards.

    They are a bit weepy about no one getting to meet bubs; but the upside is that her husband is working from home so they will have lots of extra bonding time, just the three of them. Plus, it’s much easier to get rid of friends and relatives over video calls than when they are in your house and you just want slump on the couch and watch crap tv!! And we can all meet her in a month or two when the whole family is settled in.

    I wish Joshua and Jodie well!!!

  7. PBARRG says:

    What a knock out. Such a stunning woman. I don’t know if I should be jealous or turned on, lol.

  8. Thank you so much my friend this is very awesome and great good job.

  9. LunaSF says:

    Sending love to all the expecting parents out there! In my area a lot of women who are due soon are looking into birth centers and home births (if appropriate for their circumstances) now since the hospitals may not allow partners and going to a hospital now is terrifying! I had my first baby last year and she came in her due date (I thought I had an extra week or so because I also heard first babies are always late). Good luck to them!

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    She looks exquisite in that yellow dress.

  11. StrawberryBlonde says:

    I had my first baby last March 2019 and I was absolute stunned when he came 12 days early.