Hilary Duff dropped from film due to pregnancy

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Hilary Duff dropped from movie due to pregnancy
Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie © Getty.

Pregnant women spend months agonising over whether to return to work or stay at home once they have given birth but one Hollywood actress has had the decision made for her.

Hilary Duff has reportedly been dropped from her latest movie because she is pregnant.

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The 23-year-old actress announced she was expecting her first child with her new husband Mike Comrie last week.

Less than seven days later, sources at her upcoming film The Story of Bonnie and Clyde announced the film's director Tonya S. Holly was looking for a new actress to play the infamous bank robber.

The decision to replace Hilary was said to be unavoidable as the movie is scheduled to start shooting next month and can't wait until Hilary is ready to return to work.

"Hilary won't be available until next June. If we could wait we would," an insider told gossip website TMZ.

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It's not the first time pregnancy has cost an actress a role. Tylo Hunter was famously sacked from Melrose Place in 1996 after she became pregnant. Hunter successfully sued the show for $4.8 million.

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