By AMELIA PROUD
Careful! Heavily pregnant Alyson Hannigan made her way carefully into the movie theatre for the premiere of American Reunion last night
While the rest of the cast had a whale of a time promoting American Reunion at the Australian premiere, heavily pregnant Alyson Hannigan was forced to sit it out.
But as a pivotal part of the baked goods and bawdy antics franchise, it was never going to feel like a proper reunion without the 37-year-old red head.
So tonight, there was a fresh sense of excitement at the LA premiere of the hotly anticipated film as the How I Met Your Mother favourite lined up with her co-stars.
Gorgeous in green: The actress clad her growing bump in a sexy green sequinned dress for the occasion
And she refused to hide her light under a bushel, donning for the big event the kind of risque dress that many would think twice about at their slender best.
It was both tight, shiny and bright green - a brave choice considering the drooping awnings of shamrock green that remain in Hollywood post St Patrick's Day, just metres from the venue.
But with her crimson barnet, Hannigan pulled the look off with aplomb.
Bump's first premiere: Alyson appeared eager to join her co-stars who have been promoting the film around the world and posed up with Mena Suvari at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Having a laugh: The pregnant star held her bump tenderly as she joked with co-star Tara Reid
Warm welcome: Eugene Levy welcomes his on-screen daughter-in-law at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in LA, she missed the Australian premiere because of her pregnancy
The actress took a tender moment to share an embrace with her friend and co-star, Mena Suvari, 33, who was a knock-out in asymmetric black.
36-year-old also opted for a one shoulder wonder, in her case donning a wonderfully restrained floor-length cream number paired with a sleek pony tail.
Jennifer Coolidge,48, who plays the pneumatic Stifler's mom, lived her to her sultry reputation in the movie by squeezing into a tight, busty purple lace mini-dress.
All back together again: The actress joined the whole cast of the film on the red carpet at the LA premiere
Having a good feel? Jason Biggs was seen grabbing his wife's breast as they posed for pictures
Tender touch? The actor was also seen grabbing Eddie Kaye Thomas at the crotch
He was seen grabbing his wife Jenny's breast as they posed up together and he was also seen grabbing Eddie Kaye Thomas by the crotch.
The gang are all back on the big screen in the series' eighth installment.
The original crew from the class of 1999 returns to East Great Falls for their high school reunion.
Hijinks, calamity and pie, of course, should be expected from the raunchy, crowd-pleasing comedy.
Back together again: American Reunion hits American movie theatres on April 6