Boy or girl? Pregnant Game of Thrones star has revealed all


Despite having attempted to keep her pregnancy under wraps at the beginning of the year, Lena Headey reluctantly revealed she was expecting her second child and appealed to the media for privacy, saying: "I hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time."

However, in a recent turnabout, the usually notoriously private star has now opened up on her hopes for the future and gone one step further by actually announcing the gender of her unborn child.

Using her position as guest blogger on Plan International USA to discuss gender equality, the Game of Thrones star revealed she's soon to welcome a daughter into the life she shares with four-year-old son, Wylie.

Explaining one of the reasons behind her touching post on human rights. Lena explained: "I am having a baby girl in six weeks."

The actress, who plays Cersei Lannister in the smash show, went on to say: "My daughter will have freedom of choice. She will be free to dance, to sing, to be educated in the fields that spark her passion to marry if she wants, to marry WHO she wants, to remain single, or to fall in love with another woman."

Determined her little girl will live in a world devoid of gender inequality, the 41-year-old mum-of-one continued: "She'll be able to wear what she wants, put on lipstick, and read books that spark debate and expand her mind. She will be loved, protected, respected and celebrated."

Appealing to the public to help make a change on behalf of her unborn daughter, the star wrote: "All these things that should be, and will be, basic human rights, are a promise to my daughter. My humble request is that you give what you can and maybe – just maybe – we can bring about the change we all wish to see."

We don't know about you, but Lena's words have given us goosebumps.

Congratulations on your news, Lena!