15 TV Actresses You Didn't Know Were Pregnant On Screen

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019


When TV actresses become pregnant, it can sometimes throw a wrench into the show’s storyline. If the show allows for it, writers sometimes include the pregnancy in the storyline. Other times, however, the pregnancy is hidden using strategic props and placement or the actress may be sent on hiatus while the show goes on without her.

15. Zooey Deschanel on The New Girl

When Zooey Deschanel became pregnant while filming The New Girl, instead of embracing the pregnancy and writing it into the script, writers chose to hide Zooey’s baby belly with plot lines that included a fall down the stairs that led to her character being on bed rest while hiding her belly under a blanket for several episodes, followed by several more that involved her character performing jury duty and only appearing on screen while seated on a courtroom bench. Eventually, the plot involved the jury being sequestered while Zooey was absent from filming near the end of her pregnancy. Zooey gave birth to her daughter, Elise Otter, in July of 2015.

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