The headline on Us Magazine’s website is “Whitney Port Making Acting Debut” — except, that’s not quite true. She’ll be appearing on the big screen for the first time in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but she’s not one of the many pregnant mothers; she’s playing herself. It’s kind of fitting, since What to Expect… is also nonfiction (it’s a bestselling how-to book) with a plot shoehorned in.
Us’ source says that Whitney — who we all know thanks to her naive adventures on The Hills and The City — will have one line in one scene. She and NBA player Dwayne Wade will play themselves in whatever this mindblowing sequence will be. It’s unclear which of the pregnant ladies she interacts with: There’s motherhood boutique owner Elizabeth Banks, soon-to-be adoptive parent Jennifer Lopez, accidentally-pregnant Anna Kendrick, and blissful mother-to-be Brooklyn Decker. But then again, most of these awful ensemble movies have celebrities playing themselves, so obviously the producers will find a spot for her.
What’s funny is that Whitney didn’t make the cut to play a supporting character. She’s not enough of a brand as a fashion designer/reality star that it would logically make sense for her to represent herself, but that must have been the producers’ only choice since she can’t act. The one thing she does have going for her is the amazing facial expressions she would make on her two MTV shows… let’s hope her one line includes a gaping look of surprise.
God, I miss this show. We’ll get to see dear Whit on the big screen on May 5, 2012.