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 32-year-old actress may have worn a corset for two series of royal drama Victoria, it clearly doesn’t get any easier to bear.
Despite the discomfort though, Coleman said she likes what a corset does to her body, and the feeling of being constrained helps her get into the mindset of the monarch of that restrictive period.
“It’s incredible psychologically to be restrained in that way and [to feel] what it does to you if you have emotional scenes or you want to walk quickly but you have something that’s constantly shortening your breath,” The Cry star told OK!.