Megan Mullally buys gown online for SAG Awards after claiming designers wouldn't dress her

The actress bought her own gown after claiming designers wouldn't dress her.

January 28, 2019, 10:28 AM

Megan Mullally hosted the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, wearing a gown she picked out online.

The actress, 60, revealed last month that designers were not offering to dress her despite being named the show's host. She said she then decided to buy a black floor-length Alexander McQueen gown online for the big night.

"I always pick out clothes online and buy my own stuff because first of all I like it because I can just wear what I want to wear but also the major designers are not interested in sending me any dresses,” she told "Access Hollywood."

"I said I am literally hosting. There is a 100 percent chance that I will be on camera," she continued. "But people were like, ‘No, no thanks.'”

She did admit that McQueen employees sent over two options that didn't work out before she settled on buying her own.

The actress also noted that public perception of how stars get prepped for glamorous awards shows can be inaccurate.

“I think it’s interesting for people to know that because I think everybody in the general public thinks well everybody is getting dresses thrown at them left and right, but that’s not actually the case,” she shared.

Mullally originally shared the news in December about her designer dress woes.

"Looks like I will be buying my dress online though, as per my usual, even though there is literally a 100 percent chance that I will be on camera, because I’M HOSTING IT," she wrote in an Instagram post.

"Designers do not send me dresses," she went on. "I’m online scrolling through the gowns sections of various websites - which I know how to do pretty well at this point."

After her post, multiple designers, including Christian Siriano, offered to dress her. It's unclear if she saw those offers.

At the SAG Awards, Mullally was also asked her thoughts on singer Bebe Rexha recently speaking out and claiming designers wouldn't dress her for the Grammy awards because of her size.

“I think that’s s—!” Mullally told "Access Hollywood."

“I don’t like it," she continued. "If you’re not the right age or not the right size or not the right level of coolness or whatever it is, I mean I think it should be a little more egalitarian. But I’m not bitter about it at all. I’m actually glad I don’t have to deal with a lot of different personalities. I can just go online and be like, ‘I like that one!'”