Shit. If Jennifer Garner can’t be sexy when she’s pregnant then who the hell can? (Rhetorical).
For a start, those nice breasts are going to get bigger. And anytime that happens naturally, without the assistance of plastique explosives and a stapler, I’m happy.
Nevertheless, Jennifer Garner’s pregnancy will be incorporated into the show, making spy-gal Sydney Bristow a cry-gal. Due in December, the Affleck-Garner kidlet will be a star from Day-100 and counting.
According to the Associated Press:
Asked if he thought the show might lose male viewers who eagerly anticipate seeing Garner in action, [ABC programming chief Stephen] McPherson replied that “she’ll be able to run a fair amount.”
But he acknowledged her exploits would change when Garner is visibly pregnant. To protect the show’s sex appeal quotient, a younger agent who is being mentored by Sydney will be added, he said.
Not just “not pregnant” but younger and, I guess, they’re saying, better looking.
Hands up Cindy Crawford, Demi Moore, um quick the other ones, Britney Spear’s fans like Vanity Fair cover editors, who think pregnancy is appealing.
Yes, I know I’m being sickly “politically correct” here. But for a TV show to say, yep, a pregnant spy is good (I think Valerie Plame has three children by the way) but then to say, but not for much – wrong message there people. And believer me, when Garner’s pregnant hormone flashes kick in, she’s going to let you know about it. Well, maybe. Sweet girl as she is, maybe not.
‘Alias’ returns Sept. 29 at a new Thursday time slot. So she’ll have the weekends to party, drink and fall down. (Joke there .. or at least an attempted one)