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How Scandal Can Hide Kerry Washington's Pregnancy | Kerry Washington

How TV Shows Have Hidden Stars's Pregnancies

Originally posted 11/14/2013 09:00AM

It's the baby news heard 'round the world: Kerry Washington is expecting her first child, and while we're excited for the actress, it leaves fans of Scandal scratching their heads about what Washington's bump means for Olivia Pope.

Producer Shonda Rimes has remained mum since Washington's October announcement about whether the pregnancy will be written into the show, but should she choose not to, there's plenty of past precedent to draw from on how to handle a star's changing shape, ranging from the subtle to the downright ridiculous.

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PHOTO: David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson Reunite for X-Files 20th Anniversary | David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Have X-Files Reunion at Comic-Con

Originally posted 07/19/2013 11:30AM

Like the truth, is another sequel out there?

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, the stars of TV's The X-Files and its two hit film sequels, certainly hinted at that possibility on Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Delighting fans who came to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary, Anderson, 44, said she would not be interested in doing the series again but added – to a roar of audience approval – that "a film would be great."

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