Another period film, another corset horror story.
Much like Dakota Fanning before her, Emma Stone confessed that wearing a corset for her new film “The Favourite” did some serious damage to her body.
In an interview for an upcoming episode of “The Graham Norton Show,” the actress, 29, discussed the perils of transforming into her 18th-century character.
“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,” Stone said, per the Daily Mail. “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.”
Stone then added a particularly gruesome detail: “After a month, all my organs shifted — it was gross and if you don’t have to, don’t do it!”
In July, Fanning described a very similar experience while filming her TV show “The Alienist,” telling W magazine that not only did her corset cause her to faint, but that it also altered her shape.
“Seven months; your body completely changes,” Fanning explained. “You can get [the corset] on without even lacing or unlacing. By the end I was just snapping it on, snapping it off. It was like second nature.”
A sign, perhaps, that corsets might be best left in the past.
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