Actress talks about expecting a baby on and off
the show and about Season 3
By Lie Shia Ong MSN TV
Season 3 of Disney Channel's hit show "Good Luck Charlie" is
scheduled to premiere Sunday, May 6, and this season, life for the Duncans is
about to change. The kids have done some growing up -- especially Charlie
(Mia Talerico), who's talking a lot more--and the entire family is preparing for
the arrival of a new baby.
MSN TV spoke with Leigh-Allyn Baker, who plays mom Amy
about what's ahead in Season 3, being a mom on and off the screen, and some
funny "Charlie" moments on set.
Leigh-Allyn Baker: I am. I am sitting in our apartment looking at the Eiffel
Tower from my bedroom window.
What are you doing Paris?
We kind of decided to take a little vacation with my husband and my son and
myself before our new baby comes along. I'm pregnant again. It's kind of a
birthday/Mother's Day gift, so that's what we're celebrating.
So since you're pregnant on Season 3 of "Good Luck Charlie," did you
not have to wear a prosthetic baby bump?
[Laughs] Amy Duncan and I just happened to cross paths. I didn't know they
were going to hold the release of Season 3 for so long, so I had kind of timed
it to where I was like, 'Surprise! We can use my real belly!' But in fact I came
back to work and they were like, 'Here's your prosthetic. You'll be having the
baby by Episode 8.' I was like, 'Uh, you'll have to hide my belly by Episode 9.'
I'm due in September. I'm just at the halfway point.
Season 3 premieres on Sunday. What can you tell us about what to
I'm really excited about the premiere episode. It got lots of laughs per
usual by the Duncan family, but this one has a lot of heart in it too, and I
think it may pull some tears out of people, so it's a really good one.
I know when it was first announced by the writers that the Duncan
family was going to grow, you and Eric Allan Kramer were a little surprised. How
do you feel about the story line now?
It took some time to get used to. ... We weren't really sure how to adapt.
But our writers have handled it beautifully, and it's been a great, interesting
way to grow the show: to take on our characters in a different direction,
because adding that element of another baby really does change every character
in our family.
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