Baby Boy on the Way for Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez

08/10/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

There’s a baby boy on the way for Kiele Sanchez and Zach Gilford.

The Kingdom actress, 37, and Gilford, 33, who played Matt Saracen on Friday Night Lights, will welcome their first child — a son! — in November, their rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Sanchez hit the red carpet at Sunday’s TCAs in Beverly Hills, California, clearly expecting.

“I am playing a woman who is pretty detached from the thing that’s growing inside her, and I couldn’t be more excited about my pregnancy,” Sanchez, 37, told reporters of her role in Kingdom. “So when I slip into Lisa, I’m at odds with this thing down here.”

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Sanchez also said that separating her character’s feelings toward motherhood from her own while filming has been a challenge.

“I think that [Lisa] at certain points really questions her decision to keep it, which couldn’t be further from my own life,” she said. “So it’s a weird, strange, strange thing, especially when he kicks during a scene, you have to go on as if this thing didn’t just move inside your body. So it’s bizarre.”

The couple, who have costarred in several projects, including The Purge: Anarchy, were married in December 2012 in Napa, California following a year-long engagement.


— Lindsay Kimble with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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