By peoplestaff225
Updated November 22, 2009 08:00 PM

When she auditioned for a role opposite George Clooney in the new film Up In The Air, Vera Farmiga was four months pregnant, and by the time she was hired she was eight months along.

In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 36-year-old actress — now mom to Fynn, 10 months — says that expectant motherhood was beneficial to the part in more ways than one.

Citing a certain “empowerment that birth brings,” Vera admits she was “feeling very womanly” when the film was made. “All of a sudden, I had breasts and they had purpose,” she notes before adding that there were drawbacks as well. Vera elaborates,

The scenario presented itself “many times,” Vera admits. “If you look at it again, you can probably see angles when I contort my bosom and my torso just to disguise what was really happening,” she explains.

Still, Vera says she harbors no regrets about the timing.

Fynn is Vera’s first child with husband Renn Hawkey. Up In The Air hits theaters December 4th.

— Missy