America Ferrera Talks Naming Her Child and Whether the Traveling Pants Work as Maternity Wear
By Rachel McRady
Don’t expect there to be an America Ferrera Jr.! The 33-year-old actress and activist visited The Late Show on Wednesday where she opened up to Stephen Colbert about her first pregnancy.
When the comedian and host asked her if she planned to give her future child a unique name like her own, she replied, “I’m going to go with no. I love my name now, but growing up with the name America’s not easy, and I don’t want to put that on my child, because I know what that feels like. So, I’m going to go with something that’s more like a name.”
Colbert also shared her adorable photo with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars – Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, and Blake Lively – asking if Ferrera could wear the famed travelling pants throughout her pregnancy.
“Do you know what the word ‘magic’ means, Stephen?” she teased. “Yes, they’re magic. They would fit me all times.”
Ferrera and her husband, Ryan Williams, announced they were expecting on New Year’s Eve, in a sweet social media post. Outside of the photo, Williams also tried to make sure Ferrera had a fun holiday.
“I feel really good. You know, aside from a completely sober New Year’s Eve, it’s going really well,” she quipped. “I did not hit the clubs, but my dear husband built me a club in the apartment, which just means, like, he got lights and a fog machine. But I was stone cold sober, so it just kind of felt like a Junior High party.”