‘Your Highness’ star Danny McBride and wife are expecting a baby


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Your Highness’ star and co-writer Danny McBride has announced that he and his wife Gia Ruiz are expecting a baby.

‘I got married last October,’ McBride said on Conan O’Brien’s show Wednesday. ‘I wasted zero time. Three months later I knocked my wife up. It happened very quickly.’

That would make his wife about three months pregnant, according to super-rudimentary Ministry calculations.


‘I had never impregnated anyone before,’ the 34-year-old actor quipped. ‘So I didn’t really realize that what they teach you in health class is actually true. That’s all it takes.’

When Coco asked the sex of the baby, the ‘Eastbound and Down’ star suggested in his own humorous way that it’s a boy.

‘We’ve been told that it’s either a three-legged girl or ... we either have a marathon runner or a porn star,’ he joked.

When this Ministry writer offered McBride congratulations during a Hero Complex live chat Thursday, he joked, ‘Nardine! Thank you ... we will name the baby after you.’ (This Ministry writer is now considering alternate careers as a marathon runner or porn star.)

McBride, who plays retired baseball player-turned high school coach Kenny Powers in the HBO comedy ‘Eastbound and Down,’ stars in the upcoming stoner comedy with James Franco and Natalie Portman. It is directed by McBride’s film school buddy David Gordon Green who with McBride came up with the concept for the film.

‘The idea for the movie honestly started out as a joke,’ he told O’Brien. ‘We would come up with just titles of movies and we’d quickly figure out what the movie was and if the movie wasn’t good you had a drink or something like that. And ‘Your Highness’ was born that way ... It’s about a prince who gets stoned and fights dragons. And 10 years later we have Natalie Portman and James Franco -- Oscar-nominated and winning actors.’

Click the pic for more photos from the premiere.


Green said the movie was influenced by various ‘80s genre films including ‘Barbarian Queen,’ ‘Hawk the Slayer,’ ‘Labyrinth,’ ‘The Sword and the Sorcerer’ ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘Barbarians’ among others.

But McBride told O’Brien he had a different idea for the film.

‘We could make this look like it was ‘Lord of the Rings’ and make it look beautiful but at the end of the day it’s just one giant ... joke.’

‘Your Highness’ hits theaters Friday.


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-- Nardine Saad