Megan Hilty has taken on Broadway and Hollywood, and this week she's headed to Oz. The expecting mom stars as the China Princess in the animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, which opens in theaters today.
The former Smash star, who's due in September with husband Brian Gallagher, talked with mom.me over email about what she's craving, her favorite Wizard of Oz character and what she doesn't want to do as a mom.
Growing up, who was your favorite character
in The Wizard of Oz, and why?
I always loved Dorothy. It's so great to watch a young female
character discover her strength and ultimately become the hero!
What was your favorite part about
playing a tough China princess?
I love the China Princess because she reminds us that we all can
change. When you meet her, she's a bit of
a spoiled brat, but through the course of the film she learns how to be a team
player and ultimately becomes a better person because of the unlikely
friendships she's found.
You're an expecting mom. What's been
your biggest pregnancy craving so far?
I want everything I can't
have! Especially sushi! Lately all I want is a tuna fish sandwich,
but everything I read about the high mercury levels in tuna keeps me from
Is there anything you've told yourself
you absolutely won't do as a mother?
Watching my sister raise her three
incredible children has been very inspiring. She never lashes out at them when they misbehave. Instead, she physically gets down to their
level and takes the time to find out what's wrong and talk it out with
them. While I'm sure there are many
frustrating times ahead, I'm always going to do my best to think of how my
sister would handle the situation instead of reacting with anger.
What books are on your nightstand right
They're all baby/pregnancy books!
What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth, Fit
Pregnancy magazine and Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad! for my husband!
What are some of your favorite lullabies
that you'll be singing to your baby?