Baccarin on March 2 gave birth to her and co-star Ben McKenzie’s baby girl, named Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, USA Today reports — but just days prior, the actress shared with TVLine that expectant Lee won’t in turn vanish completely from the canvas.
Having already filmed her last pre-maternity leave scenes as of Gotham‘s winter premiere party held Feb. 29, she said, “I hung in there as long as I could! But I was not able to wrap the season. We definitely can’t shoot around this,” pointing to her belly.
Even so, Baccarin assured, “Lee’s around. She doesn’t go anywhere permanently” — though her time spent with baby daddy Jim Gordon might be nearing its end, as they clash over his obsessive work ethic and murderous lies.
“The rest of the season does not bode well for them,” Baccarin previewed. “Lee has been trying to be there for him and he’s got the impossible job of enforcing law in a lawless world, but she might be reaching her limit. It will get worse for them before it gets better.”