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PEN15's Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine say it's "surreal" they each gave birth within two months of each other

"It actually is the best. To have a friend, a best friend, go through it at the same time," Erskine said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Konkle said that she and Erskine introduced their babies to one another "a few days ago for the first time" after both got vaccinated. "I think they love each other," Erskine added. "I'm just gonna say it, I don't think they were like co-existing, I think they were starting deep into each other's eyes and truly connecting."
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‘Pen15’s Anna Konkle On The Secrets Of Playing 13 At 34, Her Emmy & WGA Writing Nominations And More – Behind The Lens

Right out of the gate, the Hulu series Pen15 made noise, and not just for its title. The show was created by Anna Konkle, her best friend and writing and acting partner Maya Erskine and Sam Zviberman, who directs most of the episodes. Konkle and Erskine, who met in a theater class in Amsterdam, play 13-year-old versions of themselves even though both are actually in their mid-30s now and, coincidentally, both new mothers.

Maya Erskine + Anna Konkle of ‘Pen15’ on How To Achieve Creative ESP

“In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast” features in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy actors and creators. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day. This episode is brought to you by UCLA’s Professional Programs at the School of Theater, Film & Television.

Anna Konkle interview: ‘PEN15’

“I think it’s the worst times in a lot of peoples’ lives,” admits Anna Konkle, the star, co-creator and co-writer of Hulu’s Emmy-nominated comedy “PEN15.” “It wasn’t really something that people were talking about that much in mainstream media. It was the Nickelodeon version or whatever shiny, kid-like version. And the reality that we had lived was this really awkward, weird moment between childhood and teenhood.” Watch the exclusive video interview above.
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Sam Zvibleman (‘PEN15’ director and co-writer) on diving into ‘deeper emotional’ moments with stars Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

“I think the performances are even better this year,” praises “PEN15” director Sam Zvibleman when discussing the accolades Season 2 of Hulu’s hit comedy has received. The series stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as middle schoolers and awkward social outcasts in the year 2000. “Maya and Anna were obviously wonderful the first season. I think they got to dive into maybe some deeper emotional stuff. The world of middle school sort of pummels them a bit harder and they really got to show off their dramatic acting chops.” Watch the exclusive video interview above.
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‘PEN15’ Star Anna Konkle Welcomes First Child, Plus: She’s Engaged!

Earlier this year, Konkle and actor Alex Anfanger welcomed a baby girl, who they named Essie Wunderle. In an interview with Vogue, she revealed, “The middle name comes from my dad's side of the family, in honor of him. The Wunderles were known to have strong, forward-thinking women. And my great-great-grandfather, also a Wunderle, went from selling sweets from a street cart to having a large factory where candy corn was invented."

Co-stars Maya Erskine & Anna Konkle of Hulu's ‘PEN15’ Announce They Have Both Given Birth

Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are not only real life best friends and the hilarious leads of the Hulu comedy PEN15, but they're now also both mothers. Erskine and Konkle realized they couldn't do anything separately when they discovered last year that they were both pregnant. In a recent interview with Vogue, the two discussed their 'twin pandemic pregnancies' and how they enjoyed the chance to take a break when they had been planning on diving right into the third season of their middle school-centered comedy. Now, the two actresses are enjoying their time as new mothers.
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Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle on Their Twin Pandemic Pregnancies

In January, best friends and Pen15 co-stars/producers/writers Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle had a delightful surprise for their followers. A few months after Erskine announced that she and the actor Michael Angarano, her fiancé, were expecting a baby, Konkle revealed that she too was pregnant with her fiancé, the writer and actor Alex Anfanger—and that she was already nine months along. Needless to say, a barrage of joyous headlines followed: “Maya Erskine And Anna Konkle From ‘PEN15’ Are Pregnant At The Same Time And It’s BFF Goals”; “BFFs Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine Pregnant With Future BFFs.” But what had long been kept a secret from the public was, within Erskine and Konkle’s innermost circle, already very old news.
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PEN15’s Anna Konkle & Maya Erskine Are Both Pregnant, Make Surprise Announcements

Hit comedy PEN15, created by and starring Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, features the two playing a pair of preteen best friends who are often at odds with their parents. Now, the pair of real-life best friends might get a taste of their own medicine. After a recent, surprise, pregnancy announcement from Konkle, we can now confirm that both Konkle and Erskine are pregnant at the same time.

Anna Konkle & Maya Erskine Are Both Pregnant

In a twist their on-screen counterparts probably would have loved, real-life besties and PEN15 creators Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine are pregnant at the same time. Konkle surprised fans late last week when she took to Instagram to announce she was pregnant — just like her co-star Erskine, who'd announced she was expecting in November.