We don’t know what the maternity leave policy is at TVA (probably not great, right? They’re so old-fashioned), but we like the way Loki The costume of the star Sophia Di Martino fits her breastfeeding schedule.
If you haven’t watched the latest Marvel series on Disney +, Di Martino is playing The Variant AKA Sylvia AKA Woman Loki, a goddess of evil and general badass who (spoiler) might be Loki’s only true love? As such, she wears a feminine version of Tom Hiddleston’s iconic green leather costume and cape, complete with a golden horned crown. But it’s the part of the costume that we don’t see on screen that matters most.
On July 1, Di Martino revealed that Christine Wada, who designed the costumes for the show and also worked on Bridesmaids (iconic!), included “hidden zippers” in her outfit so that she could breastfeed and express breast milk without removing all of her outfit. Posting a photo of her in the undergarment part of her costume, as well as her hands-free breast pump, Di Martino wrote: “It’s not easy being a working mom (To put it mildly!) Zippers for easy access so I can easily use my @elvie hands-free pumps (pictured) and breastfeed my baby between takes.
Smart but also important. Parents shouldn’t have to choose between feeding their children and following their passions. As Di Martino wrote, “It’s small (big) things like this that have allowed me to do my job AND be a parent. I am eternally grateful.
Di Martino’s Instagram was quickly inundated with supportive posts, including many other working moms. It also went viral on Twitter, where fans praised the series while stressing that considerations like this should be standard, not exceptional.
Di Martino auditioned for the role of Sylvia while she was pregnant and completed her stunt training just months after giving birth, BuzzFeed reports. Literal goddess!