EXCLUSIVE: Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Adorably Gush Over Each Other During First Post-Baby Red Carpet
By John Boone
After everything they've experienced on the mean streets of Gotham, parenting should be a breeze for Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin.
The couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Frances, on March 2. And when they stepped out for the Fox Upfronts in New York on Monday, the new mother of two revealed it has been "insane."
"It's been real. It's a whole other ball game. Going from one kid to two kids is insane," Baccarin, who has a 2-year-old son, Julian, from a previous relationship, told ET.
"I really admire the moms out there who are moms and don't have help and do this all by themselves. I couldn't do it," she explained. "It's the most rewarding and the most insane job anybody could ever have."
So, is McKenzie as good a father as Jim Gordon, his Gotham alter ego, is a detective? "I don't know, it depends what episode you're judging," Baccarin said with a laugh, before adding, "He's a great dad."
"I'm a lot more easygoing as a father," McKenzie shared. "It's great. I'm loving it. It's a joy."
As for what's coming up in next Monday's season finale, Baccarin, who plays Dr. Lee Thompkins but has been on a leave of absence of late, revealed she knows as much as we do. "I purposely didn't read the end of the season, because I wanted to watch with the viewers," she said.
When she does return to the series, can we expect a long-awaited romantic reunion?
"I think Jim and Lee are in a complicated dance to the end. They'll figure out their relationship as it goes along, but it's high points and it's low points," McKenzie teased, noting at least he and Baccarin are end game in real life. "We're all good. Jim and Lee, I'm not sure. "
Elsewhere on the Upfronts red carpet, ET caught up with Scream Queens star Lea Michele, who blushed over new beau Robert Buckley. Check out her adorable reaction in the video below.