Marie Louise McConville: No thanks Gillian, ditching my bra is a step too far

The Crown star Gillian Anderson has revealed she has become too "lazy" to wear a bra any more as it's just "too uncomfortable"
Marie Louise McConville

That Gillian Anderson is some pup - isn't she?

First she fought to keep earth safe from alien life-forms in The X-Files.

Then she passionately headed up the investigation to catch handsome serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall.

And now, the 52-year-old has taken on a new mission particularly close to her heart - and it seems her call to ditch our bras is winning full support, underwired and otherwise.

The actress, who recently portrayed former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in hit show, The Crown, revealed in a recent interview that she is now too "lazy" to wear a bra and finds them uncomfortable.

The British-American star made the revelation while hosting an Instagram Live event, during which she answered various questions from fans.

Asked what her `go-to' outfits were during lockdown, the star said it was "probably the same one as my out of lockdown outfit.

"I mean, I've gotten so lazy and I don't wear a bra any more. I can't wear a bra. I can't, no, I can't. I'm sorry".

The X-Files actress then added: "I don't care if my breasts reach my belly button, I'm not wearing a bra any more. It's just too uncomfortable.

"So yeah, comfortable black track pants and a matching hoodie. I'd wear that every day if I could".

Her comments led to a flurry of responses on social media, many from women vowing to join her `no more bras' campaign.

One person wrote: "If two-time Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress Gillian Anderson says no more bras who are we to disagree?"

Now, let's all calm down a minute people.

Let's not make any hasty decisions.

While I'm all for being comfy and feeling confident in our own bodies, for some of us ladies with larger assets, ditching the over-the-shoulder-boulder holder, is simply not that easy.

It's only in recent years I've begun taking my bra off getting into bed.

Up until then, I had constant support.

During the first lockdown there was a lot of discussion from women who had taken to ditching their bras as they were at home and in need of comfort.

But for us ladies with more ample attributes, such a move is just not possible.

I'm really sorry Gillian, I think you're lovely and a great actress and all but for the sake of the people around me I just can't ditch my underwired, high impact friend.

If I did, A&E, which is already under pressure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, would be stretched to breaking point due to the plethora of injuries I would cause - from black eyes to broken bones.

It's my duty to keep my ladies strapped in and firmly under control - for the sake of others.

I wish you all the best of luck in your au naturale compaign but I'll have to sit this one out.


Paul O'Grady is set to host a new prime time TV show, and long-term friend Joan Collins is to help kick it off.

Saturday Night Line Up will see the 66-year-old TV presenter ask celebrities about intriguing dilemmas, and the studio audience will get in involved, throwing a few questions their way.

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