The former "X-Files" star said that her go-to lockdown outfit would be black track pants, a black hoodie, and definitely no bra.
If the lockdown has taught women one thing it's that bras need to go. The freedom from the constraints of the undergarment is just too good a feeling to go back to the days of having restricted circulation. It might as well be normalized and is probably well on its way to becoming a norm with Gillian Anderson on our side. The former X-Files star has declared that she will not be wearing a bra anymore. The 52-year-old actress revealed that she is done with bras during a QandA session with fans on Instagram Live.
Anderson was asked about her go-to lockdown outfit during the pandemic to which she responded she would prefer wearing "comfortable" black track pants and a black hoodie "every day" if she could. "[It's] probably the same as my go-to out-of-lockdown outfit," she said of her outfit choice. "I'm so lazy." She added, "I don't wear a bra anymore. I don't wear a bra. I can't wear a bra. I can't, no. I can't. I'm sorry, but 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****** uncomfortable," The Crown star stated.
This simple statement from the iconic actress is resonating with women everywhere and one Twitter user even stated: If two-time golden globe and Emmy winning actress Gillian Anderson says no more bras, who are we to disagree. Nicky Clark, social campaigner and writer, in her opinion piece for The Independent praised Anderson for her valuable input to the rejection of bras discourse. "No doubt bra experts will tell us we’re wearing the wrong fit or style, or cup size and they’d be right," she wrote. "But given that Anderson like me is in her fifties, that messaging isn’t getting through. I’m a happy bra rejector too."
Clark even critiqued the unrealistic expectations set by patriarchal society and said, "Sagging breasts are of course just another way for society to instruct women to hate themselves for our stubborn refusal not to be 25 forever." She added, "It’s unlikely that Anderson expressing a personal preference will have an impact on an industry built ironically, both for comfort and speed. But it does highlight our love-hate relationship with an item of clothing that is supposedly good for us, without necessarily being good to us." The actress who plays a sex therapist in the Netflix series, Sex Education, has been vocal about topics generally not up for discussion.
A few years ago she opened up about her struggle with perimenopause, the hormonal transition prior to menopause, at age 46. “How wonderful would it be if we could get to a place where we are able to have these conversations openly and without shame,” she stated, as per PEOPLE. “Admit, freely, that this is what’s going on. So we don’t feel like we’re going mad or insane or alone in any of the symptoms we are having.” Always the one to uplift women she even published a book called We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere.
Quote of the Day X-Files style 'Don't underestimate a woman. They can be tricksters, too' by the beautiful Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) #quoteoftheday #GillianAnderson #TheXFiles #DanaScully pic.twitter.com/OADfX66OaY— Serah Sanguine 🦇☠ (@SerahSanguine) April 22, 2018
The actress has always taken things lightly and is known for sharing suggestive imagery on her Instagram page in jest, alongside the hashtags #PenisoftheDay and #BoobiesoftheDay, according to CNN. This year Anderson won a Golden Globe for best-supporting actress in a TV series, for her role as Margaret Thatcher in Netflix's The Crown. She has now been cast as Eleanor Roosevelt in the upcoming Showtime series The First Lady. Fans are also hoping to see her back in the third season of Sex Education as well.