Natalie Dormer reveals to the That’s After Life podcast that she and partner David Oakes decided to have a baby during the coronavirus pandemic, because and as she jokes, “What else could people do?”
“Yes, so it was a perfect thing to do during a pandemic is get pregnant and have a baby. I feel like I am probably being a bit of a cliché,” Natalie shares, before imagining how her daughter will “probably be sitting in a bar in sort of 30 years time on a date going, ‘Yeah, I’m a COVID baby.'”
The 39-year-old Game of Thrones star adds that it’s been three months since she gave birth to a little girl and that it’s been “an absolute joy.”
“I’m never going to complain about shooting hours ever again because sleep deprivation is something else,” Natalie shares. “I completely underestimated it.”
The actress also shares how much she underestimated becoming a mom. She said, “You hear people say your whole perspective on life will change and your whole set of value systems will alter, and you sort of roll your eyes as a childless person and go, ‘Yeah, yeah’… And then you have one and you go, ‘Oh, wow!'”
“It really does completely alter the lens and things that did matter oh so much, there’s a whole new perspective to life, isn’t there?” she adds.
Despite keeping her baby’s name a secret, Natalie shares that she is “absolutely in love” with her and that she finds it difficult to return to work when the theaters in London reopen.
The London-based actress says she appreciates stage work though, because it will allow her to spend “all day” with her daughter and work at night. “I’m just like this is perfect,” she notes.