Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten welcomed a son, Monte, on Monday and announced the news with their own particular sense of humor.
Pearce tweeted, “A cute little package arrived and told us his name’s Monte Pearce. We think we’re gonna keep him. Placenta smoothie anyone? @caricevhouten”. Carice retweeted with nine emojis, including a baby, a red heart and a martini glass.
The two met on the set of the upcoming movie Brimstone, a Western thriller co-starring Dakota Fanning and Kit Harington, and have kept the pregnancy pretty much under wraps. You can insert whatever Game of Thrones jokes you want on how van Houten gave birth, being that she plays the Red Witch, Melisandre, and gave birth to a shadow/demon baby on the show.
In fact, van Houten is expecting them, taunting on Twitter, “Ok. I’m ready for your shadowbaby jokes,” she wrote. Guy retweeted her, adding, “Nothing like the prospect of a shadowbaby to change your mind about becoming a Father!!”
In mid-July, Carice posted a cute Instagram pic of her baby bump.
Again, the Memento actor retweeted her and joked, “Wait, did I do this? How did that happen? Oh, now I remember……” We’ve just got to have these two over for dinner.
For a bit more on Carice’s sense of humor, check out her sketch on The Late Night with Seth Meyers, in which she plays Melisandre attending a baby shower. The best.