It’s official, Morena Baccarin, the 33 year-old Brazilian actress who plays Jessica Brody in the hit Emmy winning television show Homeland reveals that her first baby is on the way. She announced her pregnancy to People magazine and she’s excitedly getting ready to welcome her new bundle of joy into her life.
The Brazilian actress plays Jessica Brody, the wronged wife of Damian Lewis’ double agent Nicholas Brody, on the Emmy-winning Showtime drama “Homeland.”
Morena is married to director-writer Austin Chick aged 41. The two got married way back in November 2011. This will be the first child for both of them. No due date has been announced.
Morena first gained a loyal following of fans with her portrayal of Inara Serra in Joss Whedon’s doomed series Firefly. Her elegant character, who was Mal Reynolds love interest in the show’ had a classic “will they, won’t they” type romance with him and she then went on to reprise her role in the “one off” film of the show, Serenity.
She then went on to star as the very beautiful, but scary, Anna in the 2009 remake of the 1980’s Science Fiction mini series V. No doubt this earned her even more fans. She is currently in the middle of filming the third season of Homeland. She will, though, have a “go-to” pregnancy source on set of the series which is no stranger to pregnant ladies in the cast. The show’s star, Claire Danes, was expecting her son Cyrus for quite a bit of filming during the thriller’s second season.
Morena related that although her on-screen marriage to actor Damian Lewis (as retired Marine Nicholas Brody) was on the rocky road of decline, her marriage to real-life hubby Chick has no such problems.
She has said that working on a popular show is a lot of work and it requires a lot of work from her and Chick to make sure the marriage continues to sail smoothly. She said, “You have to talk…a lot. Which guys love.”
“You have to keep checking in, being aware of what is happening in each other’s worlds. Otherwise, you miss things, and then it becomes very hard to go back and connect the dots. But you also need to just know that the connection is there,” she added.
It will help Morena as a new expecting mother that she has such a strong connection with the other “new mom” Claire Danes who she went to Junior High School with. While Claire was pregnant with her first child last season giving birth December last year to son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy who is now five months old.
So at least Morena will have a friend who understands first hand about the problems of filming a hit television show while heavily pregnant along with the aching feet and other problems that comes with being pregnant and working. It will probably help hubby Chick to feel better knowing that when Morena isn’t talking to him, she can bend Claire Dane’s ear for advise.
We want to congratulate Morena and Chick and suggest that perhaps the two ladies can start up the first Homelands creche.
By Michael Smith