'Anger Management' Star Noureen DeWulf Talks Juggling Career, NHL Husband, Pregnancy
The busy hockey WAG opens up about not getting "naked" for a Playboy magazine spread.
Anger Management star Noureen DeWulf has a thriving acting career, National Hockey League goalkeeper Ryan Miller as a doting husband and a baby boy on the way.
But while her fans may think she has it all, balancing life as a member of Hollywood and hockey royalty while expecting her first child has its highs and lows. "I feel truly blessed to know people think I have it all. But the truth is no one has it all," DeWulf told The Hollywood Reporter.
To show fans that other side, she decided to co-star in Hockey Wives, a Canadian docuseries about NHL wives and girlfriends to debut March 18 on the W Network. The gig came up when the actress was working on FX's Anger Management in Los Angeles. Her husband was newly signed to the Vancouver Canucks, and she had just discovered she was going to have her first child.
"He [Miller] was in Vancouver. I just found out I was pregnant. I was shooting Anger Management all day long, and I thought it would be a good idea to also have a docuseries follow me around," DeWulf recalled. Hockey Wives also follows the NHL WAG on a photo shoot for Playboy magazine, where she posed in lingerie owing to her advanced pregnancy.
"It's an iconic magazine, and to be the only one who isn't naked, that's a huge compliment," DeWulf said. The pro hockey league's behind-the-scenes TV show from indie producer Bristow Global Media also stars Nicole Brown, the wife of Los Angeles Kings star player Dustin Brown; model Martine Forget, wife of Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier; and Deal or No Deal model Maripier Morin, the girlfriend of Montreal Canadiens winger Brandon Prust.
Bristow Global Media just saw another of its reality shows, Pressure Cooker, a co-production with Jamie Oliver's Fresh One Productions, debut on A&E Networks' FYI in the U.S. on Jan. 24. DeWulf said Hockey Wives, now being shopped to U.S. broadcasters, should also boost her name value, a requirement these days for bigger Hollywood offers, as she chooses her next gig.
"As soon as I give birth to my baby, I'm going to go back to Los Angeles and try to find another job," DeWulf said. "I want to be on another show. I want to be in movies, so I want people to get to know me."