Oh Spanx. The women’s undergarment that’s meant to keep our mushy bits from ruining the line of that torture device we call a cocktail dress. It’s the beauty secret that much of Hollywood is wedging themselves into, and the body-contouring tool even got some showy screentime on Craxy Ex-Girlfriend during “Sexy Getting Ready Song.”
But it’s not only actresses who are getting a grooming gut-shove from these specialty undies. Ewan McGregor has spoken out to sing Spanx’s praises in helping him swiftly transform from flabby to fit for his dual roles in the upcoming Fargo season. He couldn’t do it without Spanx! (And—according to Vulture— costume assistant Devora Brown.)
Spanx are no joke. I couldn’t do it without Devora. I couldn’t get that … thing over my head if she wasn’t standing there. It’s a two-person job. I will say, I rather like them. I had to fly to London or something to do press for Trainspotting (2) and I was walking through the airport and there was an actual Spanx store. I had no idea they had actual shops! So I stopped someone and asked them to take a photograph of me outside the store. I think I’m going to try to do their next campaign ad. Maybe I can capitalize on this somehow.
There’s a lot to unpack here. Why is he pulling Spanx over his head? Are they altered to not suffocate his (insert British slang for dick and balls here)? Chiefly, considering how often McGregor’s let it all hang loose in movies, we’re a bit stunned to see him so gaga over a constrictive undergarment. But hell, if anyone could make Spanx sexy, it’s this salty Scottish bastard.
Choose Spanx, I guess.