Holly Marie Combs recalls being asked to wear a padded push-up bra on Charmed – but she refused

Holly Marie Combs attends the premiere of Focus Features’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ at AMC Universal City Walk on August 14, 2016 in Universal City, California.

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Holly Marie Combs took an important position while working on Charm.

During the show’s ’90s Con panel on Saturday, Combs revealed that she often doesn’t wear a bra on set — but there’s a reason for that.

“They tried to be nice about it, but…the messages were going down the ranks. And then there was, you know, this unfortunate person who had to deliver the message to you,” Combs, 48, recalled. “Usually it was the wardrobe. They put these different bras in my dressing room and I was like, ‘These 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 where I’m not wearing a bra,” said she continued. moment, at the time, it was very important.”

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Panel host Christy Carlson Romano asked if they offered her an “alternative option,” but Combs replied, “No, nothing.”

Comparing herself to co-stars Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan, Combs explained that “their boobs were [sic] enough” and “not everyone needed to have” a push-up bra.

Holly Marie Combs from the TV series

Holly Marie Combs from the TV series “Charmed” 1999

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Charm ran for eight seasons on The WB from 1998 to 2006. Created by Constance M. Burge, the series followed three sisters as they discover they are witches and ultimately choose to use their powers to battle the forces of evil .

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Elsewhere on Saturday’s panel, Combs opened up about her frustrations with her Piper character.

“She got really exhausting around season five, and so she mellowed more by design and my needs… But she was growing,” she said. “She needed to soften. Like literally, I watch so many scenes where I’m, like, crying [my costar] brian [Krause’s character] once again. Crying for Brian was my job.

Combs also provided a hilarious tidbit on fellow series castmate Shannen Doherty, who only appeared in the first three seasons before the 48-year-old McGowan joined. Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was the biggest “prankster” on set.

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“She did bad things and she got the wrong service. She did the wrong thing with the transportation service,” Combs revealed.

“They actually put a fake winning lottery ticket in his trailer. Yeah, they had a war,” she said, explaining how Doherty often bought lottery tickets. She got ugly. She did, like, bad stuff in the bathroom, she did, like, silly spray-in-car stuff and she took a golf cart many, many, many, many times and she just drove off.

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