Holly Marie Combs took a major stand while working on Charmed.
The actress recently revealed that she often didn’t wear a bra on set — but there’s a reason for that.
“They tried to be gentle about it, but … the messages would come down through the ranks. And then there would be, you know, that unfortunate person who had to deliver the message to you,” Combs, 48, recalled. “Usually, it was down to wardrobe. They were, like, setting these different bras in my dressing room and I was like, ‘Those belong to somebody else.”
“They wanted me to wear a big, padded push-up bra and I was like, ‘no,’ hence why there are so many scenes of me not wearing a bra whatsoever,” she continued. “Which I apologize for but at the moment, at the time, it was very important.”
The panel’s host, Christy Carlson Romano, asked whether they provided an “alternative option” for her, but Combs replied: “No, nothing.”
Comparing herself to her costars Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan, Combs explained that “their boobs was [sic] enough” and “not everybody needed to have” a push-up bra.
Combs opened up about her frustrations with her character Piper.
“She became really exhausting around like season five, and so she mellowed out more by design and my needs … But she was growing,” she said. “She needed to mellow. Like literally, I just look at so many scenes where I’m, like, crying about [my costar] Brian [Krause’s character] again. Crying about Brian, that was my job.”