It’s not a secret actresses can sacrifice a lot for the movies – including their health and well-being! Some movies require them to become as fit as possible, while others will turn their acting work into a real nightmare. Such is the case with some of the famous movies where actresses had to wear gorgeous dresses. Yes, they looked absolutely breathtaking and many of us would dream to try them on, but most viewers have no idea just how tough it was to even breathe in them! Here are 7 gorgeous movie dresses that were a nightmare to wear.
Monica Belucci (The Brothers Grimm)
Monica Belucci looked simply breathtaking in The Brothers Grimm movie, didn’t she? Yet that beauty came at a price. The dress made of brocade and velvet, with a long plume, was incredibly heavy by itself, but it wasn’t the worst part. Actress had a hard time wearing the accessories – gorgeous crown and earrings. Designer Gabriella Pescucci did her best to make the crown of the witch lighter, but to no avail. Monica Belucci could wear it only for a short amount of time, taking numerous breaks from the shooting. She got lucky with the earrings, though, as the designer managed to switch them for cuff ones, which weren’t so heavy to wear.
Lily James (Cinderella)
Lily James in her dreamy blue dress looked like a real princess. In reality, each and every minute the actress spent in it was filled with suffering. It appears the corset and crinoline of the dress were made of steel! It took Lily James around half an hour to put on the dress, and it had to be tight all the way to create that perfect (although unnatural) waistline! Lily confessed that filming the dance sequence with prince was the hardest part – he kept on stepping on her dress, adding numerous re-shoots to the torturous filming process.
Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland)
Despite all the CGI, actress had to go through some physical changes to create the illusion of being even smaller than she actually was, with a head much bigger than her body. To create that effect, she had to wear a corset – a really tight one! Actress confessed that it was tightened so much that she could hardly breathe during the filming.
Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)
Julia Roberts rocked every inch of that spectacular wedding dress in Mirror Mirror, but it also came at a price. It turns out the wedding dress of Queen Clementianna weighed 25 kg and was 2.4 m wide. Can you imagine what it’s like to wear a dress like this? According to Julia Roberts, this dress took ages to put on and she could do it only with the help of several other people. Other crinoline dresses were just as impressive, but for some reason the wedding gown was the hardest to wear.
Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman: Winter’s War)
Charlize Theron was a real feast for the eyes in the second movie of Snow White and the Huntsman. Despite looking like something that came straight out of a fairy-tale, the gown was a nightmare to wear – the actress had to take numerous breaks and go out to breathe some fresh air. Making the gown also wasn’t easy – it took two weeks and around $30,000 to complete the gown with a feathery cape.
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Designers had to create something really special for Jennifer Lawrence’s fake-wedding-dress she had to wear while being shown off with Peeta as the winners of the Hunger Games. The dress looks lovely and innocent, but we all know it will turn into something else entirely afterwards. Well, before that happened, Jennifer Lawrence had to endure wearing the beautiful, but highly uncomfortable gown that made her fall numerous times. The actress is kind of famous for being clumsy, but this time the dress was to blame – it was made of an incredible amount of chiffon and organza, all tied up to a metallic corset. Heavy!
Julianne Moore (The Seventh Son)
Playing witches is tough, there’s no denying the fact. They look cool and evil, but to achieve that look they have to wear some pretty unbelievable outfits. When the first fitting of the gown was done, Jacqueline West, the costume designer, understood that it would be impossible to film in this dress – it was so heavy! She removed most of the metal from the outfit’s frame and made the chain-mail from a lighter material. It made the outfit a bit lighter, but not much – it still weighed 30 kg and while the actress could somehow wear it, moving around in it was like going to a gym!