- stranger Star Caitriona Balfe surprised fans when she announced that she had welcomed a baby with her husband, Tony McGill.
- Fans were especially surprised by the announcement because she had just finished filming season 6 of stranger.
- Balfe recently spoke about what it’s like to be home with her husband and baby.
stranger Star Caitriona Balfe surprised fans last summer when she revealed that she had given birth to a baby boy. Balfe and her husband, music producer Tony McGill, welcomed their son in August, just weeks after filming for stranger season 6 wrapped.
The Irish beauty recently admitted that since her son’s arrival, she and McGill have been living a “slightly nomadic” life with their newborn.
The ‘Outlander’ star filmed season six while pregnant
After a long delay in production due to the pandemic, the filming of season 6 of stranger it finally began in January 2021. The cast and crew filmed eight episodes for the short season over the next several months, and production ended in June.
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During those six months, Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) says his on-screen wife “got big” as her pregnancy progressed. So, they had to get creative and shoot around Balfe’s (Claire Fraser) growing belly.
Caitriona Balfe didn’t know she was pregnant when they started filming season 6
the stranger The cast and crew were more than ready to kick off Season 6 after being on hiatus for nearly a year. But it appears that Balfe did not know she was pregnant when filming began. Or, at least, he hadn’t told the producers yet.
At New York Comic Con, Heughan said that when stranger The producers found out about Balfe’s pregnancy and had to make some changes quickly.
“When they knew [Caitriona was pregnant], they really had to move everything so we could shoot her before she got too big… and she got too big, ”Heughan said, according to Hello! Magazine.
The ‘Outlander’ star says she’s been living a ‘slightly nomadic’ life with her husband and son
In addition to a new season of Stranger, Balfe also stars in the new movie. Belfast next to Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan. The 42-year-old recently wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal ahead of the film’s release, revealing that she has been living a “somewhat nomadic life” with McGill and her newborn.
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“Today, my husband Tony, myself and our son are a bit nomadic. We split our time between Glasgow and London. When i’m working on strangerWe are in Glasgow, ”he wrote.
Caitriona Balfe got pregnant after filming ‘Belfast’
Balfe went on to give fans a little insight into his private life, writing that he has a “lovely” apartment in Glasgow that is in a historic building.
“In Glasgow, we live in a charming Edwardian terrace apartment with high ceilings and crown molding,” wrote Balfe. “There is something beautiful about historic buildings. In my home in Scotland, I often wonder about the lives of the people who lived there before us. “
The ‘Outlander’ star is extremely private
Balfe’s new article gave fans a rare glimpse into the life of the notoriously private actor. She kept her pregnancy a secret from the public, which meant fans didn’t know she was going to be a mom until after the baby arrived.
When Balfe posted the announcement of his son’s birth, he did not reveal his name or any birth statistics. He didn’t even give fans a look at his face. Instead, Balfe posted a black-and-white photo of her son’s tiny hand clutching her finger.
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“I’ve been off social media for a while because I was taking some time to enjoy cooking this little human …” Balfe wrote in the caption of his Instagram post. “We are so thankful for this little soul… who chose us as her parents. I’m already in awe of him and I can’t help but look and wonder all the possibilities of who he will become, where he will go and what he will do on the great adventure of his life. “
stranger Season 6 is expected to premiere on Starz in February 2022.