In a delightful article, replete with photos, the UK Daily Mail headline reads “Agnes Bruckner goes from B-cup to DD to play Anna Nicole Smith…without undergoing breast surgery”.
For Bruckner, wearing the prosthetic breasts was a surreal experience.
‘They couldn’t have been any more real looking,’ she said. ‘It was so strange, wearing them for the first time. I was standing there “topless”, but it was really like I had a shirt on because there was nothing exposed of my own.’
‘I’d look at myself, and I kept thinking, “Oh, my God, could you imagine if they really were that big?”‘, added the actress, best known for her recurring roles on television series like 24 and Private Practice, and films like Murder by Numbers.
Why, yes, I can imagine if they were really that big. Even bigger, actually.
The article raises a few issues:
- Does the prosthesis look as realistic as implants would? From the photos I’d say it’s pretty convincing at first glance, but defects become obvious when you examine it. (Not that I stared.)
- I don’t know whether Bruckner considered having breast augmentation surgery rather than use a prosthetic to accurately represent Anna Nicole Smith’s ample bust. How much less costly would it have been for production had she simply gotten a high-end boob job instead of spending hours per day having a custom prosthesis attached and removed? Aren’t there variable implants that would have permitted Bruckner to go “the full Anna” for production but then had a little air let out of the tires after?
- Even with the prosthesis, is Brucker as chesty as Smith? I don’t think she is. [Example.]
Brucker has posted a bunch of photos of herself as Smith on her Facebook wall.
Anna Nicole premieres tonight on Lifetime TV, at 8/7c.