Kim Fields directed 'Holiday Love' while pregnant, edited barefoot in the kitchen
Fields tells Zap2it that she just had to jump into the undertaking of directing a two-hour movie while seven months pregnant.
"You can't think about it too much because then you're like, 'I can't do this, I need to sit down somewhere.'" she laughs. "I didn't think about it from the standpoint of 'I can't do this,' because I was in great health. When you're 44 and having a baby, you have to do a check-up practically every hour, so we knew I was safe and the baby was safe. We had a great support team."
"There's a picture of me that I absolutely love, where I had set the shot and my crew went to start getting it ready and I fell asleep leaning on my [assistant director]," she adds. "But I didn't feel like it was a daunting task. I definitely felt like, 'I can do this.'"
After the directing part was over, Fields says the work didn't stop there. She spent her eighth month editing the special.
"After we produced the show, in my eighth month I was in the kitchen editing. The idea of being barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen is kind of what I was doing, I was just editing the Christmas special too," Fields laughs.
Fields then welcomed baby Quincy, her second son with husband Christopher L. Morgan, on Dec. 3. He joins brother Sebastian, 6, but having two children at home actually isn't that hard, Fields tells us -- because she has a wonderful partner in Morgan.
"It's going great. My husband and I are wonderful at tag-teaming," says Fields. "He's amazing."
She then cracks, "We always say, 'Wonder Twin powers, active!'
"When we are connected like that, we actually do feel like we're tapping into our powers to get the job done," Fields continues. "Certainly when we have our family prayer time every night, we're always thanking God for giving us what we need and to refresh our bodies for the next day, or the next hour! [ laughs] It's definitely work, but at the same time, you just are grateful."
As for holiday plans, Fields says she's looking forward to "sitting down."
"We are a tired family," she says. "We are just going to take it easy, quite honestly, because this time of year has been very busy for us, especially with the addition of Quincy.
"We love just cuddling up and relaxing, playing games, making crafts. One of our favorite family traditions is going to get our tree ... and just enjoying each other. And also watching 'Holiday Love.' We love when it comes on," she adds.
"Holiday Love," featuring songs from Pentatonix, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Fields herself, premieres Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on HolidayLove.TV. Watch the trailer below and check out the web site this weekend for advance clips and interviews with Fields and the rest of the cast.