Gillian Anderson Says She's Had Enough Of Bras: "I Don't Care If My Breasts Reach My Belly Button"

Gillian Anderson Says She's Had Enough Of Bras: "I Don't Care If My Breasts Reach My Belly Button"

The actress made the candid comments during a live question and answer session on Instagram.

Many people find bras uncomfortable and are going bra-free—and it looks like Gillian Anderson is one of them. The 52-year-old actress made it very clear with followers during a live question and answer session on Instagram that she is "not wearing a bra anymore." According to CNN Style, Anderson was answering a question from a fan who asked what outfits she wore during the lockdown. To which The Crown star shared candidly, "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 I reach my belly button, my breasts reach my belly button, I'm not wearing a bra anymore. It's just too f**king uncomfortable."



Anderson's comments were quick to be supported by many fans. Even writer and social campaigner Nicky Clark praised Anderson's honesty and relatability in an opinion column for the British newspaper The Independent, writing: "I applaud Gillian Anderson's attitude to sagging breasts -- it highlights our love-hate relationship with an item of clothing that is supposedly good for us, without necessarily being good to us."



Fans of the actress can look forward to her returning to her role as a sex therapist in the upcoming Netflix series, Sex Education Season 3. Will there be more seasons? Speaking with Collider, the actress shared, "It has been discussed and I think, given how much people are enjoying it, I don't see why it wouldn't but things change. Things are changing at Netflix daily, as we speak. And so at the end of the day, it's nobody's call but those guys at the top." 


The actress has shown remarkable range by also playing controversial British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown. She told Collider how she got into character, saying, " Once you're focused on it and immersed in it, it's not hard to, that's just part of what one does. But there are certainly takes that you do where you go in and out of it. Where in a particular take, you might realize that you said a sentence or you did things that weren't particularly her. You ask for another take because you slipped out of her in the process, I think that's perfectly understandable. I think I certainly had many of those experiences where I was like, 'Nope, sorry. I think we're going to need another one. I was being Jean Milburn during that take,' or something like that."



According to PEOPLE, the role earned her a 2021 Primetime Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Thatcher as well. The actress was "excited" to portray the "complicated and controversial woman" when she first bagged the role. "Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era," she said in a statement at the time. It looks like Anderson will continue to play more women in politics on-screen as Showtime revealed Anderson has been cast as Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 32nd U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an upcoming series. The show will also shed light on the personal and political lives of Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfieffer), and Roosevelt. An official Showtime plot description claimed that the show will be a "revelatory reframing of American leadership" while tracing "their journeys to Washington through an enlightening intimacy."