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Last week I brought you a list of eight of our favorite actresses who soldiered on through and continued filming movies and TV shows despite also growing a human inside of them. However, after researching that article I realized there were even more actresses who had persevered with their on screen commitments while pregnant who also deserved their own article.

So, without further ado check out 8 more actresses who you may or may not have known were pregnant while filming:

1. Scarlett Johansson - 'Avengers Age of Ultron'

While her character the Black Widow may not be able to have any children, Scarlett Johansson was actually several months pregnant when filming Avengers: Age of Ultron. In order to hide her pregnancy, schedules were rearranged to accommodate her growing bump, and there were also scenes when she was able to wear billowing, high waisted dresses to hide her stomach. In addition to that, Johansson had many stunt doubles to do her more dangerous scenes.

2. Sarah Jessica Parker - 'Sex and the City'

Parker in the Season 5 finale of Sex and the City
Parker in the Season 5 finale of Sex and the City

During filming for the first episode of Season 5 of Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker found out she was pregnant with her son James. With her pregnancy was unable to be written into the series, so instead Season 5 was shortened to just 8 episodes, instead of 18 like the three seasons prior. The show also had to adapt its famous wardrobe and Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, wore a lot of dresses and loose layers, and carried many big handbags to hide her bump.

3. Julia Roberts - 'Ocean's Twelve'

After Julia Roberts found out she was pregnant with her twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, the script for Ocean's Twelve was actually reworked in order to highlight it! In a strange twist, Roberts ended up playing a character named Tess who poses as a pregnant Julie Roberts in order to swap out a valuable Fabergé Imperial Coronation Egg. It sounds a little confusing but it meant that Roberts could still appear in the film, and the crew didn't need any little tricks to avoid showing her pregnancy bump -- in fact, Roberts even had to wear padding in some scenes!

4. Lisa Kudrow - 'Friends'

While many will remember the storyline in Friends when Phoebe offers to be a surrogate mother for her brother and sister-in-law, what you may not have known was that actress Lisa Kudrow was actually pregnant! Instead of trying to hide Kudrow's pregnancy the show totally embraced it, and Kudrow actually won a Primetime Emmy award for her very-pregnant performance in Season 4, episode 23/24 ('The One with Ross's Wedding).

5. Courteney Cox - 'Friends'

Cox in the series finale of Friends
Cox in the series finale of Friends

In the final season of Friends, Courteney Cox was pregnant with her daughter Coco, however unlike Lisa Kudrow's pregnancy, Cox's pregnancy was unable to be written into the show. In the Series finale Cox was 4-and-a-half months pregnant and wore loose clothing and held props against her stomach to try and mask her bump.

6. Halle Berry - 'X-Men: The Days of Future Past'

While shooting X-Men: The Days of Future Past it was a race against the clock for Halle Berry, who tried frantically to get shooting completed before her pregnant belly started to show. However, as Berry revealed on The Queen Latifah Show in April 2014, two weeks filming was about as much as she could do before she "was busting out of the suit." In the end, Berry managed to finish filming, though her role was reduced due to her pregnancy, appearing on screen for just 22 minutes.

7. Kerry Washington - 'Scandal'

During Season 3 of Scandal, lead actress Kerry Washington became pregnant. Unable to work it into the series, the wardrobe department wrapped Washington's character, Olivia Pope in bulky winter coasts, and had her carry large purses and hide behind props to block the bump. However, much like Sarah Jessica Parker, in the end the season was cut short, coming in at 18 episodes instead of the standard 22.

8. Reese Witherspoon - 'Vanity Fair'

While filming Vanity Fair, Reese Witherspoon was pregnant with her son, Deacon. Fortunately the attire of the era came to the rescue, and despite a growing bump it was accommodated by billowy gowns, empire waists and also some flattering low lighting.

Source: Entertainment Weekly, Dailymail


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