On the hit show Black-ish, Rainbow is expecting a little one. And the character’s baby bump has left fans wondering: Is actress Tracee Ellis Ross pregnant in real life?
Well, the simple answer is no — but the prosthetic baby bump used for filming is extremely convincing, and Tracee loves to flaunt her faux belly on Instagram!
In one hilarious video, the 44-year-old jams out to rapper Drake while on set.
“Working my fake belly as I prep for a scene shooting tonight’s all-new [Black-ish],” the actress captioned the post, adding the hashtag “#PreggoBoogie.”
Though the belly is fake, the Golden Globe winner has acknowledged the difficulties of filming with such a huge prop.
While stopping by The View to dish on this season’s upcoming episodes, Tracee revealed what it’s like wearing the accessory.
“I have a real prosthetic belly. It’s so heavy,” she said. “I went to the chiropractor because my neck was really bugging me and he was like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s as if something’s pulling you forward.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m wearing a five pound prosthetic belly like 14 hours a day, five days a week!’”
The hyper-realistic tummy not only seamlessly blends into the actress’ midsection, matching her skin tone perfectly, but it actually helps replicate the real feeling of pregnancy, according to Tracee.
“I waddle, it inhibits my breathing a little bit, I have to squat down to make space for it,” she laughed. “But I get to take it off at the end of the day.”
Even though Tracee herself isn’t welcoming a baby anytime soon, we think this proves that she’d sport the bump in style!