Before darkness swallows dawn, may a flood of blessings from the Lord of Light wash over Carice van Houten. On Saturday, the Game of Thrones star told People that she’s expecting her first child (a real baby, not a shadow demon baby, you guys). Van Houten is widely known for playing Melisandre on the HBO series. Apparently, she has a wonderful sense of humor regarding the pregnancy announcement.

Yes. It's true. 👶🏼 Let the shadow baby jokes begin.

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On Sunday, the actress solidified the baby news on Instagram—she posted a photo showing her and her partner Guy Pearce. The photo caption included a baby emoji and the message: “Yes, it’s true. Let the shadow baby jokes begin.”