There's a reason we left corsets in the 18th century, but thanks to period pieces and the Kardashians, they've made their way back into modern times. The latest to fall victim to these torture devices? Emma Stone.

Stone plays a servant rising through the ranks of Queen Anne's court in her new film "The Favourite." In order to transform into her 18th-century character, she had to wear the outdated garment for months on end and unsurprisingly, it did terrible things to her body.

She opened up about the experience on "The Graham Norton Show," telling the namesake host, "For the first month, I couldn't breathe. I would smell menthol and it would make me think I was in a wide-open space and could breathe for a moment in time."

And she's definitely not exaggerating. According to Dr. Gina Sam, a gastroenterologist and director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, wearing a waist trainer (basically a modern-day name for a corset) can cause shortness of breath, nausea, fainting, and bruising.

Oh, and oxygen deprivation isn't the worst of it. "After a month, all my organs shifted — it was gross and if you don’t have to, don’t do it!" she explained.

Dakota Fanning had a similar experience recently as well while shooting her limited TV series "The Alienist." She fainted the first time she tried on the corset and eventually her body "completely changed." Yikes.

Corsets really do reshape your body and can rearrange the position of your organs, so why again are women still wearing them? 

I'm no doctor, but I can't imagine using an 18th-century torture device to sculpt your insides is good for you. Even if it's for a film.

Women fought for decades to NOT have their organs crushed by these garments, so for the love of all that is holy, can the Kardashians just quit it?

There's no scientific evidence that corsets or "waist trainers" help you lose weight or define your waist long term. There IS scientific evidence, however, that proves the dangers of these devices.

"Women existed like that for such a long time, which gives you a lot of sympathy for that time period and what they were going through," Stone said of her experience.

So to celebrities, filmmakers, and costume designers, let's not relive this time period quite so literally. 

BTW, "The Favourite," also starring Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn, hits theaters Nov. 23.