Elizabeth Banks hilariously played a pregnant mama in What to Expect When You're Expecting, but in real life Banks never had the opportunity to carry a baby to term, explaining to Lucky magazine that "embryos wouldn't implant" in her womb. Although she admitted that turning to a surrogate was "a big leap," it was ultimately the right choice, which happily led to the birth of son Felix in March 2011. She also toldWomen's Health that "It helps that other moms had said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant," she says. "So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision."
On November 14, 2012, Banks announced that she and husband Max Handelman welcomed another son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman, into their family, also via gestational surrogate.