Dutch "Game of Thrones" actress Carice van Houten and Australian actor Guy Pearceconfirmed they are expecting a baby together, which served as a double notice for many of us that they were even dating.
Pearce split from his wife of 18 years last year, and they had no children together.
The "Memento" star had been open about his lack of interest in having children, telling The Guardian in 2007, "I don't even need them. There are enough babies in the world. Besides, I don't think I would be good for babies. I'd be on and off. I think they need more consistent affection than I would be able to give." (He said he's more of a cat person.)
So that's his experience with kids, and we've all seen how Melisandre deals with children -- she pushed Stannis to burn his daughter Shireen, she's a nightmare at baby showers, and the last time she gave birth, the shadowbaby killed a would-be king.
Pearce, 48, and van Houten, 39, are both filming the movie "Brimstone" (along with GoT star Kit Harington) and they are well aware that this situation is just begging for jokes about Melisandre's shadowbaby:
Thanks for all your lovely wishes x https://t.co/DQqDxXlNat— Carice van Houten (@caricevhouten) March 19, 2016
Ok. I'm ready for your shadowbaby jokes.— Carice van Houten (@caricevhouten) March 19, 2016
Nothing like the prospect of a shadowbaby to change your mind about becoming a Father !! https://t.co/JRjL6YISbl— Guy Pearce (@TheGuyPearce) March 19, 2016
Thank you everybody for all your lovely messages xxx— Guy Pearce (@TheGuyPearce) March 20, 2016
Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos on GoT, even jumped in on the action:
@caricevhouten I just might babysit this one!— liam cunningham (@liamcunningham1) March 19, 2016
Congrats to the growing family! May the Lord of Light shine upon their shadowbaby and give it a special Valyrian steel rattle-sword to protect it through those dark nights that are full of terrors.
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