Nadine works up to birth (Credit Herald Sun – Confidential)
CITY Homicide star Nadine Garner is not planning to have a lot of rest and relaxation between signing off from the hit TV drama and becoming a mum.
Garner will be on the set of the popular cop drama until just days before she is due to give birth to her second child next month.
Garner, who plays Det Sen-Constable Jennifer Mapplethorpe on the show, and her husband, Cameron Barnett, have a son, Edan, 3.
“I was originally going to finish up after we complete this current block, but then they decided to write me into the next block,'' Garner said.
“So my final day of shooting will be two days before my due date.''
Garner will take an eight-week break from the series after the birth of her child.
She said the fact her character was not pregnant in the show meant that she had to disguise her expanding figure during filming.
“You can't be too precious about these things,'' she said.
“We have affectionately referred to it (her tummy) as the lump, so it has all been about hiding the lump.
“I have had people tweaking my jacket, pushing something like a desk a little more in front of me, or getting me to stand behind other characters.''
Her character will be missing from only four episodes while Garner is on maternity leave.
Nadia Townsend has joined the cast as Det Sen-Constable Allie Kingston.