Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie Take in a Play While They Wait for Baby to Arrive

02/25/2016 at 11:55 AM ET

What better way to pass the time while waiting for your baby to arrive than with a trip to the theater?

A very pregnant Morena Baccarin and boyfriend Ben McKenzie saw The Woodsman, the story of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, at New World Stages in New York City on Wednesday. The parents-to-be hung out backstage with James Ortiz, who plays Nick Chopper in the show.

Baccarin wore a blue T-shirt, gray cardigan sweater and jeans to the performance, while her Gotham costar opted for a black jacket over a maroon T-shirt and gray jeans.

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It was a night of leisure for Baccarin, 36, who’s currently embroiled in a legal battle with her estranged husband, director and writer Austin Chick, over their divorce and custody of their 2-year-old son Julius. Earlier this month, Baccarin pushed back the Los Angeles deposition date set by Chick’s attorneys, citing her high-risk pregnancy and bedrest.

“I am now almost eight months pregnant, and I continue to have a high risk pregnancy,” Baccarin said in legal documents obtained by PEOPLE. “My physician … has advised me to have as much bed rest as possible and limited activities. She further advised that sitting (as to answering questions) for deposition, regardless of the length of time, is unduly and unnecessarily stressful to me at this time.”

She continued, “Such stress will affect my personal well-being and potentially cause harm to the health of my unborn child.”

In September, a judge ruled that Julius would live primarily in New York City with Baccarin, but a November ruling dictated that Baccarin pay Chick more than $23,000 a month in spousal and child support.

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The Deadpool star’s rep confirmed Baccarin’s pregnancy to PEOPLE in September.

“She and Ben are very happy about this news,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “Everyone is very excited.”

— Andrea Park

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Ummm Okay on

So by “bed rest” she meant stay out late to see plays . . .

Poppy on

How about sitting for the deposition so you can divorce your husband, (b)itch.

anonymous on

soooo…the fight about bed rest isn’t mandatory?? the judge should see this BS and make her go to court

Catherine on

I’m wondering now if the reason for the excuses to delay the deposition were because they wouldn’t let her give her testimony in NYC but were trying to make her come to L.A. That’s actually pretty reasonable (I wouldn’t want to fly if I were 8 months pregnant). On the other hand, I do think she traveled recently to go to a few Deadpool premieres, I think even overseas. I really don’t know why she would want to drag things out. Get your divorce done and move on!

Kelly on

Didn’t I read somewhere she was supposed to be on bed rest? You know, the reason she couldn’t go to court?

arya on

She never travelled overseas for Deadpool promotions. Where do people get that information?

All the press that she did for Deadpool was done over a couple of days in New York. Yes, she was interviewed by foreign reporters, but these interviews were done in NY.

If you look at the interviews that she did with reporters from different countries ( and many of those interviews are up on youtube), you will see that she was basically wearing the same set of clothes in the interviews.

sfmom on

Wait…so she’s keeping her child away from his father because she has a high risk pregnancy and needs as much bed rest as possible…but taking in a broadway show?? Okay then…She must be really stupid if she thinks her husbands’ atty isn’t going to pull out these pictures when she tries make that argument.

Anonymous on

She seems very active for someone who can’t sit through answering some questions.

arya on

She did a series of interviews with the Hollywood Foreign Press in NY on Feb 8. Feb. 8 is also the day she was interviewed on Fallon and the same day that the film’s New York premiere took place. You can check the photo sites.

I think some may have gotten the impression that the interviews she did with the foreign press took place outside the US.

Another interesting tidbit that a lot of people may have overlooked: If you go back to her pictures from last year, she was no longer wearing her wedding ring in May, when she attended a Fox event. Her husband filed for divorce in mid- June. If she is due sometime in March, then she most likely conceived early to mid June last year. How can the husband say that they were still sharing a bed when she got pregnant, when it was also around the same time that he filed for divorce. It doesn’t add up.

And the incident when the husband saw a supposedly freshly showered Ben playing with the little boy occurred in August, or two months after the husband filed for divorce.

In the court records, Morena states that she told her husband around March or April last year that she no longer wanted to work on their marriage.

thinking on

I think what most fail to grasp is that this is a private matter and private lives, including a child who will one day see all of the rush to judgement, speculation and gossip. No one other than the people directly involved can know or should know the actual details. Jumping to conclusions based on salacious headlines written to get a reaction and sell is a sad pattern. Also, how about the simple fact that she moved to NYC with her son in the early fall of 2014 to begin work on Gotham, which would be a physical separation from a husband in L.A. who had no job keeping him there. With some kind of child visitation outlined then, that seems like a separation without starting a complicated divorce along with a new job and move and adjustments.

Jen DC on

Gee, yeah, traveling by cab to sit in a theater for two hours is totally the same physical and emotional strain as sitting for upwards of several hours at a time (have any of you ever HAD or BEEN IN a deposition?), being peppered with personal questions about your failing marriage; your new relationship; your relationship with your child; how much support you should pay; in-depth discussion of your finances… TOTALLY THE SAME THING YOU GUYS.

Good luck, Morena! You deserve better than the bulk of these comments and your soon-to-be-ex is a trifling, jealous, immature jerk.

Anonymous on

Arya,
Just because she got pregnant by him doesn’t mean she wasn’t sharing a bed with her husband at the same time. Plenty of people do that. Cheating is disgusting, especially when there is a child involved. With that being said, I understand why her deposition has been put on hold. Traveling during her pregnancy (by another man) would be harmful to her and the baby. I feel for her unborn child….born to her and the father, while the mother is still married to the brothers father. I fully believe everyone deserves to be happy, but there are ways to go about having respect.

Green on

@sfmom

You don’t seem to know much about this case. The father of her son, can visit his son in NYC if he wants. He chooses not to.

Vaz on

So she wanted to have bed rest yet she went out to see plays.