‘It was important to me to carry on’: Helen George was ‘adamant’ to keep working during pregnancy because of ‘prejudice’ towards mothers in the acting industry
Helen George has opened up about her second pregnancy saying say she was ‘adamant’ to keep on working throughout.
The Call The Midwife star, 37, also told The Mirror that she feels that there is too much ‘prejudice’ in the industry regarding women working while pregnant.
The star gave birth to baby Lark back in November and has a four-year-old daughter Wren with her partner and former co-star Jack Ashton.
Hard worker: Helen George, 37, has opened up about her second pregnancy saying say she was ‘adamant’ to keep on working through out the nine months (pictured holding her newborn Lark)
She revealed to the publication: ‘I was quite adamant to carry on working through my pregnancy, which was absolutely fine. I think sometimes there is a prejudice that pregnant women shouldn’t work, especially in our industry. It was important to me to carry on.’
She shared her thoughts on working as an actress while pregnant: It’s not always easy for women to stay working when they’re pregnant. I think women have it hard in every profession, especially acting. I’m quite passionate about advocating that we’re fine [to work] and the team can shoot around you. There’s no reason that shouldn’t happen.’
Helen gave birth to Wren back in November, a little earlier than she had expected – but assured that she was healthy.
Opening up: The Call The Midwife star also told The Mirror that she feels that there is too much ‘prejudice’ in the industry regarding women working while pregnant (pictured earlier this year)
Helen finished filming for the 11th series back in September and expressed her relief that she was able to prepare for the baby’s arrival.
She described herself as ‘lucky’ to have been on the series for 10 years, and even keeps Trixie’s first medical bag on her mantelpiece.
Helen announced the birth of Lark back in November with a sweet snap of Jack holding the newborn.
She wished Jack a happy birthday in the caption and jokingly apologised that he now has to now share a birthday week with her.
Helen, who is best known for playing Trixie Franklin in the BBC series, shared the news she was expecting her second child in July.
Jack played Trixie’s one-time fiancé, Reverend Tom Hereward in Call The Midwife and the couple met on the set of the medical drama.
Good news: Helen announced the birth of Lark back in November with a sweet snap of Jack holding the newborn