Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, star of Sex And the City, has described her pregnancy a "wonderful surprise".
Parker, who won a Golden Globe earlier this year for her role as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the hit show, got the news she was expecting a child in March.
She has been married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997 and plans to take five months off after the series finishes filming its fifth season of eight episodes in July.
"Relaxing is foreign to me," she says in the latest issue of American magazine TV Guide. "But soon I’ll have a baby. And my time will be taken up with something far more important than me."
Producers have decided not to include Parker’s pregnancy in the show’s plot. Instead, Carrie Bradshaw will get a book deal during the season.
"Carrie is the eternal single girl," executive producer Michael Patrick King tells the magazine. "Sarah Jessica is having a baby; Carrie Bradshaw is having a cocktail."