SGU’s Alaina Huffman is Pregnant!

 

 

Alaina’s due date is December 9, she told Twitter readers. This puts her at about seven and a half months at the conclusion of Season One’s filming. Should SGU be renewed, filming will likely start in late February.

Stargate Universe co-star Alaina Huffman is pregnant, the actress told SCI FI PI — the Australian broadcaster’s official Web site — today.

The show is heading into its final week of filming for the first season. So with production on a hopeful second season gearing up in February, will the show’s writers include the pregnancy in Lt. Johansen’s storyline — or shoot around it?

“You have to watch,” Huffman smiled. “I think every actor on the Stargate franchise has had one or more kids. [The writers] know what they are doing, and they know how to deal with it. I can’t give away spoilers whether we are or are not going to entertain that possibility. You’ve just got to keep watching!”

Stargate’s last pregnancy was Rachel Luttrell’s, which was turned into an on-going storyline in Atlantis’s final two seasons. But others, such as Amanda Tapping’s maternity leave during the start of SG-1’s ninth season, were written around (in that case, with a 5-episode leave of absence).

Huffman is married with two children. She told the site that SGU is an ideal environment for a working actor with a family.

“It’s my dream,” she said. “It’s an ensemble cast, so I am afforded the ability to walk my kids to school and sometimes pick them up, or sometimes both, and still work and still have tons of time off every year. … I couldn’t ask for a better job or a better situation.”

In the full interview, Huffman also talks about settling into T.J.’s character in the first season, the off-screen friendships she has developed, and more. Watch it now at SCI FI PI.  Part 2 of the interview is coming soon.
Stargate Universe airs Fridays at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy in the U.S., and Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (with new episodes airing one week later) on SCI FI Australia.

Congratulations to Alaina and her family!

 

Source: Gateworld

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