Clearly actress and director Kim Fields was unaware of the celebrity Bumpwatch phenomenon as the star, most known for her role as Tootie on the 70s and 80s show The Facts of Life, said she was surprised to see news about her second pregnancy go viral.
The 44-year old mom-to-be told Luchina Fisher of ABC News that she was shocked to learn so many people were interested in her baby news. She announced it this summer on the Fox summer talk show The Real this past July.
The Living Single alum and her actor husband Christopher Morgan are expecting their next son, who they have decided to name Quincy Alexander, before Christmas, December 25. They are already parents to 6-year old Sebastian Alexander.
Fields, who opened up about suffering through two miscarriages before this surprise unexpected pregnancy, has just wrapped starring in, directing and producing her latest one-hour family-friendly holiday special. Previous projects she worked on were aired on the TV One network.
And while some celebrities known for popular roles from past decades resent being known for that role, Fields embraces her most famous role.
“Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, I always loved seeing my favorite celebrities interacting with their celebrity friends in a way that was out of their norm,” she told ABC news. “It’s such a huge compliment when people tell me that my specials took them back to their childhood.”
These days, she has settled behind the scenes having directed shows like Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and Black Entertainment Network (BET)’s Let’s Stay Together.
“I have done so many other things [since Tootie], whether comedy, dramas, spoken word, appearing in films and directing, and people are still following my career,” she said. “That’s a blessing. I don’t take that for granted, and I’m grateful every day.”