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    Simone Ashley Revealed How She Couldn't Eat While Wearing A Corset For "Bridgerton" And That It Changed Her Body "Very Momentarily"

    "When you wear the corset, you just don’t eat."

    From prosthetics to physical transformations, actors admittedly do a ~lot~ to get into character — just ask Bridgerton star, Simone Ashley.

    Simone Ashley in Bridgerton having a cup of tea

    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."

    two women in regency-era attire sit on a bench with gardens behind them

    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."

    Simone and other costars in Bridgerton performing a traditional dance

    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!

    Simone at an event wearing a mini dress with feathered detail sleeves

    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.