Hollywood stars often suffer for their art - particularly when it comes to the gruelling costumes they often have to wear to recreate historical dramas. Namely, the corset.
Although the constraints of a corset can reflect the limitations of women's rights during those periods, it can also have serious physical effects on those wearing it.
Here are 10 actresses speaking out about the physical and emotional torment of wearing the restrictive garment below...
The Oscar-winning actress recently revealed the explicit horrors of wearing a corset for upcoming period drama The Favourite.
“Women existed like that for such a long time, which gives you a lot of sympathy for that time period and what they were going through,” the Maniac star explained on The Graham Norton Show.
“For the first month, I couldn’t breathe, and I would smell menthol and it would make me think I was in a wide-open space and could breathe for a moment in time. After a month, all my organs shifted—it was gross, and if you don’t have to, don’t do it!”