Samantha’s Real-life Pregnancies
Art imitates life, and how true in the case of Elizabeth Montgomery’s pregnancies while filming Bewitched. Samantha’s pregnancies in the show were written once the actress herself became pregnant. Instead of hiding her growing belly like many shows will opt to do, Bewitched used Elizabeth Montgomery’s pregnancies to drive the plot of the show and introduce new characters–little ones, at that.
There are lots of camera tricks that TV loves to implement when an actress starts showing a baby bump. Most of the time, you can usually tell anyway. No one is constantly holding baskets or behind countertops anyways. But in Bewitched, Elizabeth’s growing belly became the impetus for the Stephens’ growing family.