Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten is pregnant – and ready for your shadow baby jokes

The actress, who plays Melisandre in the fantasy series, is expecting her first child - and some Twitter jokes

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Game of Thrones actress Carice van Houten has revealed that she is expecting her first child with Australian actor Guy Pearce – and she already knows what we’re all going to say.

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Van Houten, who plays Red Priestess Melisandre in the fantasy series, has braced herself for all the inevitable jokes, after revealing that she is pregnant. Because, of course, we’ve seen her give birth before on screen – to an evil shadow spirit who murdered the next in line to the Iron Throne. 

After tweeting “Thanks for all your lovely wishes” the 39-year-old added: 

And of course, Twitter obliged…

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Ah. She knows us so well…