From prosthetics to physical transformations, actors admittedly do a ~lot~ to get into character — just ask Bridgerton star, Simone Ashley.
For the part, Simone was thrust into Regency-era accuracy, which naturally included perfecting horseback riding and donning a historically accurate corset.
"That was…interesting," she told Glamour UK of the wardrobe. In fact, crew members had to help her "because when you’re in a corset, you can’t put your shoes on."
But one thing she'd have loved to have an FYI on was the difficulty of eating while wearing one. "On my first day, I was like, 'OK, first day as a leading lady, got to eat lots of food, be really energized.' So, I had this massive portion of salmon and that’s when I needed to be sick, basically because I was wearing the corset."
The 26-year-old continued, "I realized when you wear the corset, you just don’t eat. It changes your body. I had a smaller waist very momentarily. Then the minute you stop wearing it, you’re just back to how your body is. I had a lot of pain with the corset, too, I think I tore my shoulder at one point!" Ouch!
Welp, there you have it. I'm just glad the corset looks that are trendy nowadays allow you to perform basic bodily functions!
You can read Simone's full story with Glamour UK here.