Actress celebrates news of pregnancy
Amanda Tapping has revealed that she and her husband Alan Kovacs are expecting their first child. In a personal announcement on her official website, Tapping explained that the baby is due in March, also adding that she would therefore be pulling out of her convention engagements until then to guard against further stress.
Speaking exclusively to Stargate SG-1 The Official Magazine, Tapping revealed how excited she was about the prospect of being a mother and her determination to slow down her hectic work pattern during the final months of her pregnancy.
“That’s my hiatus,” she laughed, “Just enjoying being pregnant, relaxing, working out, swimming and doing all the good things.”
With the future of Stargate SG-1 hanging in the balance as this edition went to press, Tapping also commented on the fact that the arrival of her new baby would coincide with the start of filming on the show’s ninth season.
“My focus is shifting, obviously, and I’m due when we would start filming. I want to come back,” she reassured fans. “If this show goes on, I want to be a part of it. But I don’t know how it’s going to work. It’s going to be very interesting because [Stargate SG-1] is such a huge time commitment and I couldn’t do it with a newborn. But I would like to be involved in some capacity.
Over the years that Stargate SG-1 has been on the air, Tapping’s male co-stars – Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge and most recently Michael Shanks, have all become parents. Coping with a leading actress’s pregnancy, however, is necessarily different, and the actress is unsure how Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper will deal with her own motherhood.
“The guys had babies, and they come into work two days later and it’s, ‘Hey, congratulations’ – it’s all good. Their bodies haven’t gone through this massive change and they don’t look any different,” Tapping said, laughing again. “It’s going to be interesting to see how the Stargate SG-1 producers, having been through so many pregnancies on this show with the guys’ partners, are going to deal with mine. It’s going to be a whole different can of worms! They’ve been very supporting so far. They’ve been great.”
Source: The Official Stargate Magazine