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I've squeezed into so many tight corsets that my ribs actually move - Sarah Bolger

Elaine McCahill

Published 24/04/2015 | 07:23

Sarah Bolger playing Princess Aurora - one of the roles she wore a corset for
Sarah Bolger playing Princess Aurora - one of the roles she wore a corset for
Actress Sarah Bolger attends Relativity Media's special screening of "The Lazarus Effect" at Hollywood Forever
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot
Actress Sarah Bolger attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

While it's every girl's dream to play a princess, Irish actress Sarah Bolger has revealed that her ribs now move because of all the corsets she has had to wear over the years.

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The 24-year-old, who came to prominence in Jim Sheridan's In America, has played Lady Mary Tudor in The Tudors and Princess Aurora in American TV show, Once Upon A Time.

The Rathfarnham native says she wants to compare rib cages with her former Tudors co-star Natalie Dormer as she has also worn lots of body-crushing costumes.

"I have the worst ribs in the world because of those corsets," Bolger said.

Actress Sarah Bolger attends Relativity Media's special screening of
Actress Sarah Bolger attends Relativity Media's special screening of "The Lazarus Effect" at Hollywood Forever

"My ribs are malleable - they bend in with the corset because I've been doing it for so long. I'm sure Natalie is the same.

"I'd love to see her now and be like, 'Can I feel your ribs?'"

Despite being squeezed into costumes, she recently revealed that she would love to play Princess Diana.

"If I could play another famous princess it would be Diana. She was this rebel force within that family, and this interesting, unique person," she said.

Meanwhile, Sarah also agrees with her former co-star Natalie that there should be more male nudity on Game of Thrones.

Natalie plays Margaery Tyrell in the popular fantasy series and says there is an inequality when it comes to disrobing on the show.

TABOO

"There's some sort of taboo about male nudity and I don't see a problem with it," Bolger said.

"If there's no issue with women having their breasts out there then I don't understand why there couldn't be with men. If nudity's right in the moment, it should be right for whoever is involved - not just the female character," she added.

Sarah is currently promoting her new film Emilie, in which she plays an unhinged babysitter who has bad ideas for the children she looks after.

"What's scary about this movie is the reality and how rooted in modern day society it is," she said.

"She's the most unusual character I've ever played because she has the moral compass of I don't know what. She is not good nor evil; she is her own concoction of everything," she told entertainment website ET.

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