's new Disney
+ series "Loki
" takes place largely outside of linear time, it remains a valuable commodity for any working mother, including actor Sophia Di Martino
On the show, the British
actress, who plays a version of the titular anti-hero known only as Sylvie, revealed how the production team modified her character's super suit to allow her to pump milk and nurse
without having to leave the set.
Designer Christine Wada made some key changes beneath Di Martino's costume, including two concealed zippers on the chest, to ensure the actor didn't have to undress completely on set to breastfeed.
“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 wrote alongside a photo of herself wearing the costume.
“I'm forever grateful for little (big) things like this that allow me to do my job and be a parent,” she added.
It's not easy being a working Mama! Genius #christinewada designed Sylvie's costume & added concealed zippers so I could easily pump & nurse my baby between takes. It's little (big) things like this that allowed 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 in 2019, just months before signing on for her role in the Disney+ spinoff series, which premiered in June.
reacted quickly to her tweet, thanking the designer for taking the time and effort to make the costume more functional for a working mom.
“That’s brilliant! It’s so important that mamas who nurse their babies have the option to do so, and then to have a costume designer design this for you is amazing,” one person wrote.
“And there is another reason why female designers are so important in this industry,” someone else 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,” said another fan.
Di Martino shared a photo of herself on the first day of rehearsals for the role, which required extensive fight and stunt choreography
, on Instagram
“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 getting me into shape!”
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Di Martino first appeared in the second episode of the series as a reincarnation of Tom Hiddleston
's Loki, who is causing havoc in multiple timelines.
In a recent interview
with The Hollywood
Reporter, the actor explained that because she was pregnant and living abroad during the audition process, she never had a proper chemistry read with her co-star before being cast.
“I didn’t 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
,” 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 part.