Life as we know it


Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is the owner of a small Atlanta bakery, and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel), (often just known as "Messer") is a promising television technical sports director for the Atlanta Hawks. Their best friends Peter (Hayes MacArthur), an attorney, and Alison Novak (Christina Hendricks) set them up on a blind date that goes horribly wrong, and results in both hating each other. As the years go by, Peter and Alison get married, and have a baby girl named Sophie Christina, and select Holly and Eric as godparents of Sophie.


Representing Family Life: Holly & Messer

Character: Holly Berenson - Katherine Heigl

Character: Eric Messer - Josh Duhamel


What do these images say about how each characters' gender was introduced to the audience?