The term "my girl" probably has new meaning for Anna Chlumsky.
The "Veep" actress, who was nominated Thursday for supporting actress in a comedy for the 65th
On Thursday, the former "My Girl" child star was awake and tending to her baby when the Emmy nominations were announced.
"I was up because I was feeding my daughter, Penelope, who is a week old. My husband and I were hanging in the nursery," she told The Times. "My manager let me know, and he was so excited that I reacted more to his excitement. It just came out as uncontrollable laughter."
Chlumsky, who plays the vice president's chief of staff on the HBO political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, said she was pleased that her daughter was born before the nominations.
"I'm so glad that she was born first, because I feel very grounded about it. I'm so terribly grateful and appreciative to be noticed for my work, which I think is what this is all about. Your community noticing what it is you do. Having her, and knowing that I've got to feed her when she wakes up again -- it definitely keeps you on the ground a little bit. My priorities are in check."
But the new mom does seem a tad concerned about Emmy night on Sept. 22, saying it will require "a logistical feat" by mother and daughter.
The actress plans to celebrate her nod by popping open a bottle of Champagne even though she's breast-feeding. That notion got her spilling the beans about a whole 'nother subject -- one that definitely stakes its claim in the Ministry's celebrity parenting handbook.
"Ages ago, my husband and I went to Belgium and we had a Westvleteren, which is a very rare beer. So four years ago, I was like, when we have a kid, this will be my first drink afterwards. And supposedly one glass of beer helps milk production. So we stored it in a cool, dark place and had it" after Penelope was born, Chlumsky said. "It was excellent. And this is way, way too much information, but I did start making milk the next day."
Too much information? Check.
Times staff writer Amy Kaufman contributed to this report.
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