1. Keri Russell, The Americans
Russell and her co-star, Matthew Rhys, were not only onscreen lovers, they had real-life romance as well. During Season 4 of The Americans, the show hides Russell’s baby bump with groceries, baskets, and large coats. The show also resorted to computer-generated graphics to take out the bump altogether.
2. Lisa Kudrow, Friends
Kudrow had it easier than most pregnant actresses. In real life, she was pregnant with her son during the fourth season of Friends, but it was actually written into the part. The show didn’t necessarily hide her pregnancy, they just made her pregnant with triplets and emphasized her real baby bump even more. Her character, Phoebe Buffay, was a surrogate who delivered her brother’s triplets.
3. January Jones, Mad Men
During Season 5, Jones did not want to try and hide her bump. So show creators wrote in a sudden weight gain for Jones’ character, Betty Draper. Not only did Jones work while pregnant, she also had to wear heavy prosthetics during shooting.
4. Leah Remini, King of Queens
During the sixth season of King of Queens, Remini was pregnant. The writers made her character unemployed and always in baggy clothing to make her pregnancy weight gain seem intentional.