“I’ve been doing my best acting hiding it.”
Hollyoaks actor Jorgie Porter has spoken about her difficulties keeping her pregnancy a secret while on set.
In an interview with New magazine, Porter discussed her experience of hiding her pregnancy while at work and described it as her “best acting”. Now, the actor is delighted to share the news with the world.
“I’ve been keeping it in, a secret, the whole time, and now.. finally!” she said.
She also discussed the practical issues of hiding her pregnancy while in character as Theresa McQueen, saying: “Obviously my outfits for Theresa are not pregnant friendly, so yeah, it’s good to reveal it.”
“I think, honestly, I’ve been doing my best acting just hiding it and pretending I’ve been ok, which you know, is kind of annoying as you just want to be like ‘Guys, hug me!'”
Porter debuted her baby bump while attending The 2022 British Soap Awards. The star announced the happy news of her pregnancy last month on Instagram with a sweet video.
The actor is expecting her child with fiancé Ollie Piotrowski, to whom she got engaged in December 2021.
The actress tragically miscarried quadruplets last year and later opened up about the experience in an interview with Fabulous magazine, crediting her fiancé for helping her through the grieving process.
“Men suffer during miscarriage too, and Ollie was so, so sad. By voicing his feelings, he got us through, because that encouraged me to speak about mine too.
“This experience has tested us in so many ways, to make sure that we’re now certain we want it.”
Hollyoaks now streams first on All 4, with new episodes dropping each weekday morning. The show airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and 7pm on E4.