Jemima Kirke, one of the ‘Girls,’ reportedly expecting

Jemima Kirke, otherwise known as the sarcastic, semi-crunchy Jessa on HBO’s “Girls,” is reportedly expecting her second child.


Jemima Kirke, far right, on “Girls.” (Jojo Whilden/HBO)

The New York Daily News reports that Kirke, 27, confirmed the pregnancy on the red carpet at the New York after-party following the premiere of Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love.”

Kirke, a longtime friend of “Girls” creator Lena Dunham, is married and has a daughter, according to the Daily News. When asked if she plans to hide the baby bump with “a potted plant” or “oversized handbag,” the actress said “Yeah, something like that.”

But that raises an interesting question, one that will involve a spoiler alert from last week’s “Girls” finale: Is it possible that Jessa, who out of total left field married Chris O’Dowd from “Bridesmaids,” perhaps have a child during season two? I mean, that would explain why she took Kathryn Hahn’s advice about becoming who she’s meant to be, assuming that she’s meant to be a mother and not a nanny.

If that happens, “Girls” will tread into child care territory well ahead of “Sex and the City” schedule; Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) didn’t bring a kid into that Manhattan-based quartet until the end of season four. Hey, “Girls” is firmly rooted in a digital culture, where everything moves much faster.

Below, see a photo Dunham tweeted of Kirke and Zosia Mamet on June 18.

Just found these rats skanking on my cornerinstagr.am/p/MCQf5Li1Oa/

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 19, 2012
When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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