Jamie Chung says she used a surrogate because she worried pregnancy would hurt her career
‘Ms. Marvel’ directors respond to the review-bombing that targeted the latest MCU show
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Jamie Chung says she used a surrogate because she worried pregnancy would hurt her career — The actor shares 7-month-old twin boys with her husband, Bryan Greenberg.
Jamie Chung and her husband, actor Bryan Greenberg, surprised fans last October when they announced the birth of their twin boys.
Now, for the first time, the “Dexter: New Blood” star, 39, is opening up about her and Greenberg's decision to expand their family through surrogacy.
“I was terrified of becoming pregnant. I was terrified of putting my life on hold for two-plus years. In my industry, it feels like you’re easily forgotten if you don’t work within the next month of your last job. Things are so quickly paced in what we do,” Chung told TODAY Parents in a candid phone interview. “So it’s a compromise that we made together as a couple.”
‘Ms. Marvel’ directors respond to the review-bombing that targeted the latest MCU show — Viewers noticed the show was bombarded with baseless one-star reviews on IMDb, despite receiving praise from critics and Marvel fans.
“Ms. Marvel” follows the story of Kamala Khan, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl from New Jersey who one day finds herself imbued with superpowers. The series brings to screen MCU’s first-ever Muslim and South Asian superhero.
Critics and viewers noticed the show was bombarded with baseless one-star reviews on IMDb, dragging down its overall rating to 6.5 within a day of its release. The overall rating has since gone down even further to a 6.2 as of this writing.
A variety of factors, including the overwhelmingly positive reviews the show received from critics, suggested the low crowd-sourced rating was a result of review-bombing. The practice has previously targeted other Marvel productions, particularly those showcasing representation in Hollywood.
El Arbi’s full statement reads: “Well, I think fandom values are a reflection of society, you know, so you got to have the good and the bad. We believe that it’s overall good. I mean, fandom for us the reason why we make these TV shows and movies. They make Marvel MCU heroes big and that’s why we have AvengerCon. We try to do that homage to the fandom. That’s why Kamala Khan is a fan. You got to also respect the fandom because they’re so passionate about that. I think that we tend to focus just on the positive aspects of it, because the love and the care that they give. You will not have that in any other job and it’s a real pleasure. We hope that our humble contribution to the MCU will please the fandom everywhere in the world, especially the younger fandom.”