No wonder Maya Rudolph’s nervous about giving birth — her last labor was a total catastrophe.
The Bridesmaids actress was forced to deliver at home in 2009 when her daughter Lucille arrived in a hurry, and then almost cooked and ate the placenta after someone put it in her freezer!
Wow. That sounds dramatic. It’s a good thing Maya’s husband, director Paul Thomas Anderson has such a great catch!
And the drama didn’t end with now-18-month-old Lucille’s birth — Maya was handed a reminder of the more gory aspects of childbirth several weeks later.
She explains, “You have to put the placenta somewhere and I didn’t know it at the time, but someone put it in my freezer. Then a couple of weeks later I opened the freezer and was like, ‘What is that weird meat?’ Apparently a lot of cultures eat it. I did not do that, so don’t worry, I’m not a weirdo.”
Maya’s due to give Lucille and eldest daughter Pearl, 5, a little brother or sister in just a few weeks time.
Good luck! We hope it’s thoroughly boring and unremarkable, for the sake or your sanity!
– Ian Garland