In just a few short weeks, actress Elfira Loy will welcome her firstborn. “I can’t wait to see the baby but I’m nervous at the same time,” the 25-year-old, who’s more than seven months pregnant, opens up to StarLifestyle.
Elfira, who’s married to Muhammad Faris Khairol Anuar, a manager in a telecommunications company, announced her pregnancy back in April. “So far so good. I’m very blessed. I had a bit of morning sickness during the first trimester but it was manageable,” she talks about her pregnancy journey so far.
Elfira filmed two dramas and a telemovie during her first trimester but has since dialed down on acting to focus on her pregnancy. “Initially, my plan was to focus on my work this year but just as I was starting to do that, I found out I was pregnant. I miss acting on TV but I have to prioritise on my baby.”
She adds she hopes to remain active in showbiz after giving birth. “I don’t think being a mother means you have to stop work completely. A lot of women out there juggle work and motherhood.”
This pregnancy journey has taught the actress something new about her husband.
“My husband is very prepared. He knows what kind of father he wants to be. What kind of school he wants to send our kid to, what kind of activities we could do together as a family. He’ll probably be more strict and be the family’s disciplinarian. I’m a lot more laidback compared to him. We kind of balance each other out.”
Elfira will be making a guest appearance on #TomTomBak, the reboot of a 2007 TV show that gives children a platform to show off their talents. Elfira appeared on the show multiple times as a kid and was one of the first few projects that helped her hone her skills as a performer. A few years later, Elfira got her big break on 2010’s Waktu Rehat, a Disney Channel Asia original TV series.
Wizards Of Warna Walk, the Malaysian adaptation of the popular American series Wizards Of Waverly Place, recently premiered locally and a number of South-East Asian countries.
Asked what the new crop of talents from Warna Walk can expect to experience, she responds: “As Waktu Rehat was shown in various Asian countries, we got the chance to travel around Asia and meet so many different people.
“It was also an honour to have Malaysia be chosen out of so many countries to have a local adaptation. So I felt a sense of responsibility to represent Malaysia well. It’s a big role.”