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Poldark star Gabriella Wilde reveals she has adapted her 18th century costumes to breastfeed her son


In the 1700s, making life easier for new mothers was hardly a priority.

Fortunately, Poldark actress Gabriella Wilde was able to customize her elaborate costumes – to breastfeed her young son on the set of the Cornish drama.

Miss Wilde, 31, who played the manipulative Caroline Penvenen opposite stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson, said the BBC series' staff members looked after her baby needs. "I've never been one to make demands," she said as she posed for the December issue of Country and Town House magazine – the outfits included a sheer fuchsia dress.

Leading role: Poldark actress Gabriella Wilde was able to adapt her elaborate costumes – to breastfeed her young son on the set of the Cornish drama

“I only have my baby on set. He was four months old when we started making the third series of Poldark. Ingeniously, the entire shooting schedule was put around its feeding time.

“My costumes are specially designed so that I can feed him. He was sick with me almost every day, which caused the costume designers a heart attack because you can't really wash these elaborate costumes. "

Miss Wilde – who comes from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family – is married to the 33-year-old musician Alan Pownall, with whom she has sons Sasha, Shiloh and Skye.

Based on the novels by Winston Graham, the series focused on the burgeoning relationship between Cornwall gentleman Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).

Radiant: Miss Wilde, 31, who played the manipulative Caroline Penvenen opposite stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson, said the staff on the hit BBC series looked after her baby needs. when she posed for the December issue of Country and Town House magazine

Radiant: Miss Wilde, 31, who played the manipulative Caroline Penvenen opposite stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson, said the staff on the hit BBC series looked after her baby needs. when she posed for the December issue of Country and Town House magazine

In five seasons he set impulses with his love triangles, romping in the bedroom and affairs from top to bottom.

However, viewers were disappointed with the final episode in which Poldark took on the role of double agent to outsmart the French. Many commented on the "confusing" plot and the "bad" scriptwriting.

During his run, Poldark made a name for himself by bringing lively twists and turns and beautiful landscapes to the small screen.

In 18th century Cornwall, Ross Poldark returns to his country and family after nearly losing his life in the War of Independence.

For four seasons, viewers followed the characters as Ross attempted to revitalize Cornwall's mining industry.

Family first: Miss Wilde, who comes from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family, is married to the musician Alan Pownall (33), with whom she has sons Sasha, Shiloh and Skye

Family first: Miss Wilde – who comes from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family – is married to the musician Alan Pownall (33), with whom she has sons Sasha, Shiloh and Skye

However, fans of the show have been dissatisfied with last season as Debbie Horsfield, who has written the series since its premiere, is departing from the books for the first time to create her own chapter in the saga.

In the season five finale of the BBC1 drama, Poldark conspired with the French to defeat the English.

He lied to his wife Demelza to protect her and faked an affair with the show's villain, Tess Tregidden, who also worked with the French.

A destroyed Demelza fled to Dr. Eny's and Caroline's home where she learns the truth that Ross is only pretending to be having an affair to gain Tess' trust.

She returned to face Poldark and eventually rescued him after the French uncovered his scheme thanks to the evil Ralph Hanson.

Ross had to duel with French captain Joseph Merceron before being saved by longtime archenemy George Warleggan.

The series ended when Demelza revealed she was pregnant and Poldark went into battle and promised to return.

Wait for it: based on the novels of Winston Graham, the series focused on the burgeoning relationship between Cornwall gentleman Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).

Wait for it: based on the novels of Winston Graham, the series focused on the burgeoning relationship between Cornwall gentleman Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).

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