Jodie Turner-Smith and partner Joshua Jackson are expecting their first child this year, but the pregnant star wasn’t expecting the backlash she got on social media after a recent talk show appearance.
But her surprise hasn’t dampened her reaction to it.
It all started when Turner-Smith visited “The Graham Norton Show” last Friday, where she spoke about her role in the romantic crime drama “Queen & Slim,” joked with co-star Daniel Kaluuya and also, in the part that proved controversial, dared to bare her baby bump.
To be clear, it’s not as if Turner-Smith flashed the audience. She simply wore a sleek and stylish halter that showed off her midriff — and that’s all it took to set off some of Twitter’s vocal critics.
But don’t worry about the soon-to-be mom. The 33-year-old took to Twitter herself to respond, and she didn’t hold back one bit.
Turner-Smith returned fire alongside a full-length shot of her fashionable ensemble, writing, “gives zero f---s about your disdain for pregnant women’s bodies on British television.”
Besides, if the critics hadn’t made an issue of her wardrobe choice, they might have noticed some big baby news Turner-Smith shared on the show.
When host Norton asked about the baby on-board, Turner-Smith gestured to her bump and said, “I think she’s bored.”
That’s right! She and former “Dawson’s Creek” star Jackson, who were rumored to be married last year but have yet to confirm their nuptials, are expecting a girl — and soon.
"I've just got a couple months left," she told Norton. "I'm at the finish line, I think. Well not the finish line, but very close."