Josh Hartnett and girlfriend actress Tamsin Egerton today announced that they are expecting their first child. The Black Hawk Down actor’s representative confirmed it to Page Six of the New York Post: “It’s true and they are beyond thrilled.”
Here is what you need to know about the mother-to-be, Tamsin Egerton:
1. She Is a British Actress
2. Josh Hartnett & Tamsin Met on the Job
The low-key lovebirds met in 2011 on the set of the 2015 release of the time-travel romance film The Lovers.
“I purposefully didn’t want people to know too much about my personal life because I think a lot of people give it away for free,” Hartnett told USA Today. “I think if you spend too much time courting people’s attention into your personal life, you lose your ownership of it. That’s why I make sure my life is my own. I was not a dumb kid. I was a little bit wary of this business. I saw what it could do to people pretty quickly.”
3. Her Height Has Cost Her Acting Gigs
Standing 5-foot 10-inches was the norm in Tamsin’s former career as a model. But as an actress, she claims her height has been a detriment.
“My height has come against me many times,” she told The Daily Mail. “I’ve lost so many wonderful roles because I’m too tall, apparently, and it’s largely down to the actor in the other part.”
4. As a Girl, Tamsin Was the Victim of Bullying
Tasmin became a target for bullies while growing up in Hampshire, England when she started taking her acting seriously and appeared in regional theater and musical productions
“When I was at school and doing my acting, the other girls felt I was different and stood slightly apart from them, so they made sure I knew it, by excluding me from their clique,” she told the Daily Mail. “It was hugely hurtful at the time, but I’ve moved on so I can, if not quite laugh about it, then at least dismiss it.”
5. She’s a Foodie
What could be more of a sacrifice for an epicurean than a career as a model or actress. But lucky for the slim Tasmin, she has been blessed with a speedy metabolism as well as beauty.
“I was brought up to think a lot about food and have respect for it, both as medicine and something to eat and enjoy,” she told the Daily Mail. “Some people who meet me might think I starve myself, because there’s such an assumption that being thin involves putting yourself through torture and punishing your body, but I’m just naturally skinny – you should watch me demolish a ploughman’s lunch. And I love nothing – and I mean nothing – better than a nice cup of tea.”