Her Call The Midwife character welcomes hundreds of babies as midwife Trixie Franklin. But Helen George has just welcomed her very own baby daughter in real life, Wren Ivy, with beau Jack Ashton.
Her adorable little bundle of joy is now 10 weeks old, and it seems that 33-year-old Helen has had time to reflect on how hugely her new daughter has changed her life.
Of course, there are some similarities between Helen’s home-life and her job on Call The Midwife – namely, new born babies.
And Helen admitted that filming those powerful birth scenes on the popular BBC show were even more emotional after welcoming her own child.
She confessed “I definitely felt more emotional about it. I love babies.”
And of course, having a new born bubba is bound to change your life in more ways than one – mostly bringing with it a lack of sleep.
Helen admitted that the inability to get some quality shut-eye actually impact her acting on Call The Midwife, particularly when partner Jack, who plays Reverend Tom Hereward, was called away to set.
“When Wren was so young, having no sleep changed my acting.”, she revealed.
“It’s a lot easier to act less emotion when you haven’t slept for 48 hours. And the only tip about babies I learned by being on the show was don’t drop them!” Well, that’s something at least!
And of the people who actually do the job that she acts out every day, Helen had nothing but praise.
Discussing the midwives at her birth, she revealed that they didn’t actually know who she was – but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.
“We had a midwife and she was wonderful. They all were. We have nothing but praise for the NHS.
“But they didn’t know who we were until after. They said: ‘We didn’t know you were famous.’”
Helen continued, “But that was great. We were treated just like everybody else.”