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NEW YORK -- At Monday's premiere of Nine Lives, all eyes were on one petite woman with a barely noticeable belly bump.

Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter, in a bright and loose camisole top over jeans, leaned against her boyfriend, actor Gordon MacDonald, and showed off her five-months-pregnant bump to co-star Sissy Spacek. After a warm hug, Hunter, 47, who is expecting twins this winter, tightened her top around her midsection and announced, "It's there!"

In the film, which kicked off IFP's Independent Film Week and opens in New York and Los Angeles on Oct. 14, Hunter and Spacek are two of the actresses appearing in a series of vignettes about women tackling various life issues.

Spacek describes the film as "a slice of life. It's a little character study. We all feel trapped in some way. My character is married to a paraplegic. Then she almost becomes involved with someone other than her husband."

Hunter's character, meanwhile, is stuck in a bad relationship with an unpleasant boyfriend. So, if Hunter could slip into anyone's life for a day, who would it be?

"I don't want anybody's life but my own right now," she said.

As for what she's looking forward to most about double motherhood, Hunter said, "It's probably beyond my imagination."

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