Jamie Chung recently welcomed twin boys through surrogacy. And for the first time since then, she is opening up about her decision.

The "Lovecraft Country" star revealed that when she decided to expand her family with husband Bryan Greenberg, she opted for surrogacy keeping her career in mind.

"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. So it's a compromise that we made together as a couple," the 39-year-old told Today Parents.

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

Before announcing the birth of their twins last October, Chung and Greenberg kept the pregnancy news under wraps. The actress said a part of the reason they didn't announce it was because of the stigma that surrounds surrogacy.

"I think there's a little bit of shame. It's still not a very common thing and we weren't ready for judgment. We really just did it to protect ourselves. We announced things when we were ready to," she said.

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Jamie Chung attends Winter Bumbleland - Day 1 on April 15, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California. Getty Images for FVA Productions

Chung also spoke about the "scary transition" of dealing with postpartum depression as a first-time mom.

Chung shared a candid video on Instagram in March, detailing the difficulties of parenthood. "This is what it's really like raising twin 5-month-old babies," Chung wrote.

In the clip, Greenberg was seen struggling to stay awake while feeding one of their sons with a bottle of formula. The "One Tree Hill" actor rested his head on a pillow while holding a bottle for their infant, who was in a baby rocker. In the background, their other son can be seen on a play mat.

"Becoming a parent is the best thing that will happen to you, they said. This is what it's really like raising twin 5-month-old babies. Had a good morning cry, ran away for a 45 min workout and now I can laugh about it. If you emailed me and haven't heard a reply, I thank in advance you for your patience," Chung captioned the post.