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Ruth Wilson: I style myself

Ruth Wilson didn’t get any help staying in shape while she shot The Affair.

The English actress has been taking America by storm since appearing opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Broadway production Constellation, and is now a regular at showbiz bashes.

The 33-year-old always looks flawless on the red carpet, which is thanks to her fashion friends in high places.

“I love fashion,” she enthused to British Vogue. “I don’t really like working with stylists but over the years I’ve got to know some of the designers. I just call Erdem, or Mary Katrantzou or Christopher Kane or Peter Pilotto, and ask to borrow something.

“It’s amazing how people are obsessed with glamour, and I think the red carpet feeds that. Glamour is nice, but home is nicer."

As well as impressing on the stage, Ruth’s turn as Alison Bailey in hit new series The Affair is also drawing critical acclaim.

She stars opposite Dominic West in the clever drama, which tells the story of an illicit affair from both the man and woman’s point of view.

The show has plenty of steamy scenes, something Ruth was nervous about at first.

“It’s not easy for me to get my kit off. I am self-conscious about my body just like any other woman would be with a camera on it.

“On top of which, the producers didn’t provide trainers for us during the five months of shooting so it was up to me to keep in shape,” she smiled, adding she likes to box regularly to stay slender.

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