Actress Lori Loughlin refuses to wear a corset for her role When Calls the Heart.
The 50-year-old actress recently discussed the Hallmark Channel period drama with People. The series is currently in its second season, and stars Loughlin as early 20th century coal mine widow Abigail Stanton.
“They try every season to put me in a corset and I say ‘Okay, I’ll try it,’ and I really, honestly only make it to lunchtime and then I have to take it off because I can’t even breathe,” the actress tells PEOPLE, laughing.
Loughlin says alother the show is set in their stories are still relevant to people today.
“Women that are independent, women that are working, that own their own businesses, it seems like it’s the beginning of the women’s movement, and I think that’s all relatable to today,” she explains of the characters, “and how women are becoming stronger and are more independent and are leaning on each other.”
When Calls the Heart airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET.