When it comes to portraying the realities of pregnancy, Hollywood doesn’t always deliver. That problem appears to have been solved in Away We Go, in which the pregnant protagonist is played by Maya Rudolph, who has made a career of always being real even when her comedy characters are totally unreal. Perhaps what makes Away We Go, which co-stars John Krasinski (The Office) as the father-to-be, is that the film about expecting a baby doesn’t even include a scene with a baby. It all makes sense considering that the practically impeccable script was co-written by co-parents Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. We checked in with Rudolph during a visit to San Francisco in April.
Q:Away We Goacknowledges what countless couples often have trouble doing themselves — that men simply never understand what it’s like to be pregnant.