Maternity leave? Not for these A-list actresses! These women continued their acting jobs as their belly grew, which the producers used creative means to cover up.

KERRY WASHINGTON

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Season three of “Scandal” features a very pregnant Kerry Washington, but in the storyline, her character, Olivia Pope, is not pregnant. Writers managed to hide the growing bump under winter coats and large purses, but ultimately the season had to be cut from 22 episodes to 18 in order to accommodate Washington’s pregnancy. Speculation over her waist size during the show’s run made her one of the most talked about pregnant celebrities of the year.