Sophia started filming Loki shortly after becoming a mum (Picture: Disney)
Loki star Sophia Di Martino has revealed her costume was modified to make it easier to breastfeed her baby and pump milk during filming.
The 37-year-old welcomed her first child in 2019 with partner Will Sharpe, and began filming Disney Plus series Loki as Sylvie in early 2020.
Being a parent to a newborn is hard enough without throwing in shooting a blockbuster Marvel series at the same time, but the crew ensured that Sophia was getting the help she needed.
The actress revealed that the costume designer on Loki, Christine Wada, added concealed zippers to Sylvie’s costume so Sophia could nurse between takes.
She tweeted: ‘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.’
Sophia showed off how the alterations worked, with the star able to simply unzip sections of her top so she could easily feed her child and pump breast milk.
Fans and followers applauded Christine for catering for Sophia’s needs and called on the rest of the film and TV industry to take note.
The Thick of It star Chris Addison tweeted: ‘That is fantastic’, while writer Emma Fraser tweeted: ‘This is an incredible costume alteration by Christine Wada. These little details we have no idea about that make it better for the performer.’
One fan added: ‘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’, while another response read: ‘And folks, there is another reason why female designers are so important in this industry.’
Sylvie is a variant of Loki (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)
Sophia previously starred as Polly Emmerson in Casualty, and starred as the daughter of Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt’s characters in the comedy-drama Flowers, which was penned by her partner Will – best known for his Bafta winning performance as Rodney in Giri/Haji.
However, she’s reached a whole new audience playing Sylvie, alternate version of Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief who reluctantly teams up with him to take on the TVA, in Loki.
In the fourth episode of the show, Loki and Sylvie share a poignant moment, and it looks like we’re getting a romance between the pair.
Loki’s head writer Michael Waldron explained on Marvel.com: ‘The look that they share, that moment, [it started as] a blossoming friendship. Then for the first time, they both feel that twinge of, “Oh, could this be something more? What is this I’m feeling?”
‘These are two beings of pure chaos that are the same person falling in love with one another. That’s a straight-up and down branch, and exactly the sort of thing that would terrify the TVA.’
Loki is available to stream on Disney Plus.Credit: Original article published here.