Patrick O’Connor and Sophie Dillman of Home and Away have talked openly about having children together in the future.
The current pregnancy plotline in the Australian drama, in which Dillman is best known for playing lovers Dean Thompson and Ziggy Astoni, appears to have spilled over into their real life, as Dillman has admitted she’s utilising her character’s pregnancy to prepare for the real thing.
She told 7News, “I feel really fortunate to be able to practise all the pregnancy-related activities without actually being pregnant.
“Ziggy had all of these symptoms, including nausea, exhaustion, mood swings, discomfort, and Braxton Hicks contractions. Going through all of that, especially with your spouse in real life, actually sparks a lot of discussion that, in my opinion, few people would have unless they were visibly sporting a fake baby tummy.”
The actress continued by describing it as “very weird” since her Home and Away pregnancy also involves her partner. She and O’Connor have a cavoodle named Winnie.
“It sort of is. However, Ziggy and Dean are extremely different from Sophie and Paddy, so sort of returning home and doing things like shaving the bump imply that it is very separated “Dillman threw in.
It has truly been a lot of fun.
And because it’s been so enjoyable, she said, the real-life couple “discuss about” having children “and continue to talk about it all the time.”
What Dillman said: “Although it’s not what we want to do right now, we will undoubtedly look into it in the future. Consequently, having fun with all the suppositions.”