Actress Jamie Chung says she chose surrogacy to protect her career

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Last fall, Jamie Chung announced the birth of her twin boys via surrogacy.

The Dexter star recently was interviewed by TODAY Parents and opened up about her decision with husband Bryan Greenberg, to expand their family through surrogacy.

“I was terrified of becoming pregnant. I was terrified of putting my life on hold for two-plus years. In my industry, it feels like you’re easily forgotten if you don’t work within the next month of your last job. Things are so quickly paced in what we do,” Chung said in a candid phone interview. “So it’s a compromise that we made together as a couple.”

Chung discussed their decision to keep the pregnancy private.

“People probably think, 'Oh, she's so vain. She didn't want to get pregnant,' and it's much more complicated than that. For me, personally, and I will leave it at this, it’s like, I worked my a$$ off my entire life to get where I am,” Chung said. “I don’t want to lose opportunities. I don’t want to be resentful.”