Being the star of the Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Brosnahan has to wear a period-appropriate corset with just about all of her costumes. And the frequent corset wear on the show has had a negative effect on her body.
As the House of Cards actress revealed, “I actually got kind of a corset-related injury. We talk so fast on the show that just to get all the words out, you can’t really take very many breaths. I think I wasn’t breathing a lot and I was a little bit constrained, and apparently some of my ribs are sort of fused together a little bit and I can’t take super deep breaths anymore. That’s fun. It’s really fine, guys. Champagne problems.”
As he shared of his own experiences, “When you do drag and you’re a man, you have to put your between me down there further between me down there, so sitting and doing anything—and with AJ and the Queen, 15, 16-hour days sometimes—so it’s corsets, it’s face stuff, it’s glue, it’s a intricate system of pulleys and weights.”
“It’s not cute, and it’s not for sissies,” he continued. “You have to be a true convicted to do this thing.”
“I think I’m making a sacrifice wearing these Spanx,” he quipped. “I’m not even joking. My New Year’s resolution is to try and get to a point where I do one show this year not wearing Spanx. It’ll be like I’m suddenly free, Ru! I won’t know what to do! I’ll be breathing.”
As RuPaul asked, “Will we know it? Will we know it when you’re not wearing…” Chimed in Brosnahan, “We’ll know.”
As Corden teased, “Oh, you’ll know, babe. You’ll know, babe. I will shout it from the rooftops! It’ll be my first ever Instagram Story.”