Rupert Everett says wearing huge fake boobs for his latest role has made him realise why many generously-endowed girls have breast reduction surgery.

The actor, 48, plays a strict headmistress in St Trinian’s.

‘I wear marvellous clothes – tweed suits, Wellingtons, pearls, scarves from Hermes,’ he tells Weekend.

‘I also have very big breasts. It has made me feel much more sympathetic to women. Double D cups put your back out. I think I’d have them off. Breasts and high heels are awful.’