8 Actresses Who Kicked A** On Set While Pregnant

Gal Gadot isn't the only one.
by Regina Layug Rosero
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ICYMI, Wonder Woman is killing it at the box office. But even more amazing is the fact that Gal Gadot proved to be a real Amazon warrioreven doing reshoots for the movie while she was pregnant!

But our wonderful Gal isn't the first actress to kick serious ass onscreen while sporting a baby bump. Here's a list of other fearless ladies who kept the cameras rolling even when they were expecting.

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1. Halle Berry, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Back in 2013, Storm had a much smaller role in the comic book movie than originally intended. "I wasn't in [the movie] as much as I was meant to be…. [Pregnancy] kind of colored what my involvement could be, which was why I was one of the first ones in and the first ones out. My ever-growing belly was posing a constant challenge! What I could do was getting more limited, so the role I play is so different from what it could have been, due to my surprise pregnancy."

Recently the actress was rumored to be pregnant once again, so she took to Instagram to say, "Can a girl have some steak and fries??"

2. Blake Lively, The Shallows

The 28-year-old actress was pregnant with her and husband Ryan Reynold's second child, and she shot most of the stunts herself! "They didn't hire a stunt double 'til the last two weeks of shooting."

Blake pregnant in July 2016:

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3. Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

ScarJo plays the Black Widow Natasha Romanov in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"I dont think you're allowed to ride a motorcycle when you're so pregnant, but I did. I did all of the motorcycle riding. I embarrassingly rode some sort of mechanical-bull type of motorcycle, which goes nowhere and doesn't look cool, at all. But, I had some very professional and amazing motor-cross morphing done that makes Black Widow look like a total badass."

4. Naomi Watts, Eastern Promises

Naomi played a nurse who witnesses a Russian teen die in the delivery room. One scene in the movie involved her riding a motorcycle wearing a snug jacket and jeans. Two weeks into the shoot, she learned she was pregnant.

"We were shooting mostly nights. It was tough. I was not feeling my best. In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, you like to keep it a secret, so I was tired and not feeling well and not getting enough sympathy either. You don't want to say anything, do you?"

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Naomi with her son Alexander: 

5. Kate Winslet, Divergent

For her first role as a villain, Kate played Jeanine in the Divergent series.

"When we were shooting Divergent I was actually pregnant and didn't have a huge amount of physical strength. There was a lot, to be honest with you, that the stunt double did because of my condition!"

Kate was game for "every aspect of the shoot, even volunteering to perform a small fall in her character's fight scene. Wardrobe changes were needed to accommodate the pregnancy, and [her] time on set [was] closely managed." [via USA Today]

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6. Claire Danes, Homeland

Claire plays CIA operative Carrie Mathison. "I was pregnant for the second season of Homeland, and as my baby progressed, the show got more action-packed. At one point, we were shooting in an old sewage factory. I was kidnapped, I was chained to a pipe, it was 4 a.m., I was 7 1/2 months pregnant, and I was like, 'This sucks.' I had to do love scenes pregnant. That was really unpleasant."

7. Megan Boone, Blacklist

In season three, Megan's character, Liz Keen, is on the run from the FBI.

"[Megan] confessed though that a lot of the credit for her ability to continue on the show should go to her stunt double Ashley Pynn and the rest of the crew. 'She's kind of like my doppelganger and we've also found ways to shoot around the pregnancy pretty easily, pretty seamlessly when we've needed to.'"

With her new daughter in May 2016:

8. Sarah Shahi, Person of Interest

The actress played government assassin Sameen Shaw, but she left the show when she discovered she was pregnant with twins.

"As far as the show goes, I do 99 percent of my own stunts all the time, so it took a little re-wiring in terms of what was safe for me to do, what was not safe for me to do. There are things that on paper didn't seem like a stunt. When you're carrying two human beings inside your belly, sometimes just walking or standing is a stunt."

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