'Bridgerton' star Golda Rosheuvel says it took 30 minutes to go to the bathroom in her Queen Charlotte costume

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'Bridgerton' star Golda Rosheuvel says it took 30 minutes to go to the bathroom in her Queen Charlotte costume
Queen Charlotte on "Bridgerton."LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
  • Golda Rosheuvel recently said it was challenging to use the restroom in her "Bridgerton" costumes.
  • The actress, who plays Queen Charlotte, wore a pannier, two skirts, and two corsets on set.
  • On "The Netflix Afterparty," she said that "peeing" in the costumes was "difficult" and took 30 minutes.

Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte on season one of Netflix's hit drama "Bridgerton," says her intricate Regency-era costumes made it arduous to perform simple tasks, like using the restroom.

"Peeing is quite difficult, yes," she admitted during a recent interview on "The Netflix Afterparty" with David Spade, London Hughes, and Fortune Feimster.

The British actress said she wore a pannier, two skirts, and two corsets beneath Charlotte's voluminous dresses. She previously told Insider that putting on each costume took between 45 minutes to an hour and required at least two people.

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So when Rosheuvel needed a bathroom break on the "Bridgerton" set, it wasn't a quick endeavor.

"It takes about half an hour to go to the toilet," she said on the Netflix episode.

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Despite the many hours that went into creating Charlotte's on-screen looks, Rosheuvel said "getting into the makeup trailer and putting on those wigs every morning" was the most memorable part of her experience shooting season one of "Bridgerton."

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However, the actress admitted that some of Charlotte's wigs were "very heavy."

"At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, your head starts steaming and it's very hot under there and you can't wait to get that s--- off," she said on "The Netflix Afterparty."

There was one particular wig that was exceptionally uncomfortable.

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In episode three, Charlotte arrives at a society ball with a massive orange afro. Following the season one premiere, the actress told Insider that the accessory felt like it was "burning" her scalp during filming. She stuck "four or five" of her hairstylist's metal combs into the wig to cool down her skin.

"I was like, 'It's burning, it's burning!' And then I just grabbed this thing off of Adam [James Phillips] and then I just pushed it in," she said. "Because it's made of metal, it's cold. So I was like, 'Get me one of those!'"

Read more: 'Bridgerton's' Queen Charlotte says the huge afro wig she wore felt like it was 'burning' her scalp during filming

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"Bridgerton" stylist Marc Pilcher later told Insider's Nasha Smith that the look was inspired by both the Regency era's Gainsborough wigs and Beyoncé's hair in the 2002 film "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

"The silhouettes of the wigs went from being really tall to going much wider and looser, so I decided I wanted to do a version of that. But then I was like, I want to do an afro version," he explained.

Pilcher added, "Then I was going through images. I found all these fabulous pictures of Beyoncé as Foxxy Cleopatra in 'Austin Powers' and I was like 'That's it! That's the queen!' That amazing golden afro."

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