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Several actresses have filmed television shows and movies while they were pregnant. Some of these famous moms had their pregnancies written into their character's storylines while others covered up their pregnancies with large props and baggy costumes. This list of actresses who filmed TV shows or films while pregnant has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous actress who filmed while pregnant? Julia Roberts tops our list. Julia Roberts was pregnant with twins during the production of her 2004 film Ocean's Twelve. Naomi Watts learned that she was pregnant two weeks into the shoot for her 2007 film Eastern Promises. Ironically, she plays a midwife who longs for a child in the film. Helena Bonham Carter was pregnant with her first child while filming the 2007 film Sweeney Todd, which was directed by her partner Tim Burton.

Several television stars have also filmed while pregnant. Sarah Jessica Parker was pregnant with her first child during the filming of "Sex and the Cityseason five. The season was only eight episodes, so Parker did not have to work later in her pregnancy. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was pregnant while filming "Seinfeld" season three. She used large props like pillows to cover up her pregnancy.

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 37 Actresses Who Filmed While Pregnant
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Emly Blunt was pregnant with her second daughter, Violet, during the 2016 filming of Girl on The Train. She says her pregnancy "only added to [her] fragile state" while she was portraying the emotionally tortured protagonist Rachel.

Coincidentally, she also filmed a movie while she was pregnant with her first daughter (2014's Into the Woods). What! Crazier still is that in both of these films she played characters who desperately wanted to have a child, but couldn't.

Age: 34

Birthplace: Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor

Credits: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow, Looper, The Devil Wears Prada

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 37 Actresses Who Filmed While Pregnant
Photo:  Ocean's Twelve
Julia Roberts was pregnant with her twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus Moder, during the production of her 2004 film Ocean's Twelve.

Age: 49

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Notting Hill, Closer, Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend's Wedding

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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 37 Actresses Who Filmed While Pregnant
Photo:  Alias
Jennifer Garner filmed "Alias" during her 2005 pregnancy with her first daughter. Violet Affleck. The pregnancy was written into the script, and her character, Sydney Bristow, gave birth to a daughter during Season 5.

Age: 44

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Dallas Buyers Club, Alias, Juno, Daredevil

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 37 Actresses Who Filmed While Pregnant
Photo:  Vanity Fair
Reese Witherspoon was pregnant with her second child, Deacon Phillippe, during the filming of her 2004 film Vanity Fair. She said that her pregnancy helped her with the role. "I love the luminosity that pregnancy brings, I love the fleshiness, I love the ample bosom—it gave me much more to play with," she said.

Age: 41

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Walk the Line, Wild, Legally Blonde, This Means War

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