Actor Sophia Di Martino, who plays Sylvie in the new Disney+ series Loki, has praised Marvel for adapting her suit to allow her to breastfeed.
The British star, who plays the anti-hero on the show, revealed on Twitter how the production team altered her character's costume to allow her to nurse behind the scenes.
Designer Christine Wada made some key adjustments to Di Martino's costume, including 2 zips underneath her outfit, to make sure she didn't have to clamber out of the suit between takes.
"It's not easy being a working Mama! Genius #christinewada designed Sylvie's costume & added concealed zippers so I could pump easily & nurse my baby between takes," she captioned a photo of herself in the outfit.
"Little (big) things like this that made it possible for me to do my job & be a parent. I'm forever grateful," she added.
It's not easy being a working Mama! Genius #christinewada designed Sylvie's costume & added concealed zippers so I could pump easily & nurse my baby between takes. Little (big) things like this that made it possible for me to do my job & be a parent. I'm forever grateful 💖 pic.twitter.com/nn0d8HYrFi
— Sophia Di Martino (@sophiadimartino) July 1, 2021
Di Martino had her first child with partner Will Sharpe back in 2019, just a few months before signing the role for Loki.
Fans on Twitter also praised the designer for creating a costume more functional for a breastfeeding mom...
"That's brilliant! So important that mamas who nurse their babies are given the opportunity of doing so, and then to have a costume designer design this for you is awesome," one person wrote.
"And folks, there is another reason why female designers are so important in this industry," another added.
"This is an incredible costume alteration by Christine Wada. These little details we have no idea about that make it better for the performer," a different fan commented.
Di Martino shared a photo of herself on Instagram last month, where she was required to learn stunt choreography in preparation for the role.
"The very beginning of my ["Loki"] journey and 4 months postpartum! Hopeful, naive, and VERY unfit," she captioned a photo of herself before a workout. "The incredible [Sarah Irwin] and the rest of the amazing stunt team had quite a job on their hands getting me into shape!"
Di Martino first appeared in the second episode of Loki, as a variant of Tom Hiddleston's character, and recently confessed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that she never had proper chemistry read with her co-star before she was cast.
"I didn't really have an in-person audition; we didn't do any screen tests. I couldn't travel at the time because I was pregnant, and Tom was in New York on Broadway," Di Martino explained. "So it was a very quick process, but I think [director Kate Herron] was pretty keen on me doing it after I read for the part. And from what she told me, she said that everyone agreed that I'd be the best person for the job. So that was nice, wasn't it? (Laughs.) So it was super quick. I got very lucky and I'm so grateful."
Now, these are the kind of things we love to see! Breastfeeding needs to be normalized and it's great to see how the stigma surrounding the natural process is slowyl starting to ease.