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10 Hollywood Actresses On The Torment Of Wearing A Corset

Fox

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...

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Natalie Dormer

BBC

The Game of Thrones star had a self-imposed corset ban after starring in period dramas Tudorsand The Scandalous Lady W. But the allure of BBC two drama Picnic at Hanging Rock earlier this year got her back into one again.

“I had sworn that I wasn’t going to get back into a corset for a while because I was fed up,” the actress previously told Radio Times.

Dormer said it was particularly tough this time around, because they shot the atmospheric series in the summer heat of Melbourne.

“My favourite things are their coffee, red wine and smashed avocado, and you get great Asian food. I had to say, ‘Pull the corset in more’ – Melbourne is a good city for eating,” she added to the publication.

“You have to sweat it out and hydrate. Don’t be anywhere near me when I take my corset off.’”

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