Gillian Anderson Has Given Up On Bras: “I Don’t Care If My Breasts Reach My Belly Button”
Gillian Anderson has stopped wearing bras because she finds them too uncomfortable.
Gillian Anderson won't wear bras anymore.
The 52-year-old actress "doesn't care" if her breasts start to droop because of a lack of support because she finds the undergarments too "uncomfortable" to bear any longer.
Gillian — who just scored a 'Best Supporting Actress in a Drama' Emmy nomination for her portrayal of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown — was answering a question in an Instagram Q&A session from a fan about what outfits she wore during lockdown.
She replied, "I'm so lazy and I don’t wear a bra anymore. I can’t wear a bra. I’m sorry. I don’t care if my breasts reach my belly button. I’m not wearing a bra, it’s just too f****** uncomfortable.”
Hollywood Reporter roundtable that she took time out from working in front of the camera to get back on stage after experiencing a "couple of mini breakdowns".
She said: "I had a good couple of mini breakdowns during that, and at the end, could not talk about it, could not see it, could not see pictures, could not. I needed to immerse myself immediately in theatre in another country, and then after a while, I was able to embrace it again, but when I started to embrace it, it was almost like I separated myself so much that I was looking at the image as if it was another person. When you immerse yourself so entirely as we can, and we do for such long periods of time, there's not going to be any consequence to that. Of course, there's going to be consequences to that."
When Gillian finished her run in A Streetcar Named Desire, she admits it was like a "grieving" process because the role was so "profound" for her.
She said: "I felt like I'd lost my best friend. I was grieving. Some friends of mine in New York had brunch for me the weekend after [I wrapped my run], and I arrived like a complete wreck. It was so profound. I also knew it was unlikely I was going to do it again because I knew that I'd probably lose my mind. I got really close. Like, I'd survived by the skin of my teeth, and if I did it again out of ego or attachment or not wanting to let her go, there would be consequences. So I knew it was the end, and it was so sad."
Gillian will return in Season 3 of Netflix's Sex Education, premiering on Sept 17. She has been cast as Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady, the upcoming Showtime anthology series about the various first ladies of the United States of America. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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