OSCAR-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden has been forced to endure wisecracks about her increasing size since becoming pregnant with twins.

The POLLOCK star, who is due to give birth to a boy and a girl in April (04), finds that having two children on the way at one time has wreaked havoc on her waistline.

The actress, who already has a five-year-old daughter called EULALA GRACE with her husband THADDAEUS, says, "You'd think they're due in two days!

"My brother-in-law showed up from San Francisco the other day. He walked in and saw me and he went, 'You're huge! You're a condominium!'

"I looked at him and he said, 'You're radiant,' and I said, 'You're dead!'"

05/02/2004 02:56