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Posted on March 19th, 2016 by Gillian Anderson Online

FanX » Reluctant star of sci-fi series is on board now, but this isn’t where she saw her career taking her.

Pasadena, Calif. • “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson didn’t become an actor to star in a science-fiction series. It wasn’t anything she planned on doing, it was something she “got swept up into.”

And starring as Agent Dana Scully for a decade was pretty far afield from where she intended her career to go — and where it has gone since “The X-Files” ended its original run in 2002.

“I was a huge fan of Merchant Ivory films, and I always kind of saw myself in something like a ‘Prime Suspect,’ ” said Anderson, who will be in Salt Lake City next week for Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanXperience. “And so when I was cast in ‘The X-Files’ … it was just a little off to the left of where I had seen my career going.”

When the show premiered in 1993, Anderson wasn’t the easiest person to interview. It wasn’t so much that she was stand-offish — although she could come across that way — but she had sort of a deer-in-the-headlights look.

Which is understandable, given that she went from near-anonymity to international stardom at age 25.

Anderson readily admits that, for a long time, she had mixed feelings about the series and the fame it brought her.

“I think it took me a long time to embrace it after we were done with the series,” she said. “I think it took a good decade for me to suddenly start thinking of it as the gift that it was and to properly appreciate the opportunity that I had. And also how fortunate I was to play such a great, iconic character in a show that was iconic in and of itself.”

It took her a long time to understand how the fans feel about the show. She recalled appearing at a 2015 comic con shortly before shooting began on the “X-Files” revival and getting caught up in “the degree of enthusiasm” from fans.

“Then the theme music played, and it was the first time I think in my life of ‘The X-Files’ that I completely got what it might be like for an audience to sit on a couch … in front of their television and hear that tune again for the first time when a first episode is going to be aired. And I got excited with them.”

While she has, at times, been criticized for not appreciating “The X-Files” and what it did for her and her career, Anderson makes it clear that she’s not complaining. And she never meant to sound that way.

No, she’s not as obsessed with “The X-Files” as some of the show’s fans. But that’s not unusual — just ask about any actor who’s appeared in any version of “Star Trek.”

“I’ve never really gotten involved in the trajectory of the character or the trajectory of the show,” Anderson said. She’s left that to series creator/writer/executive producer Chris Carter, in whom she has “a huge amount of faith.”

“He’s always been the one to determine what the tone is and the mood and what it is that is best for the audience,” she said.

It’s not as if Anderson had to be coerced to return for the six new episodes of the show that aired earlier this year; she enthusiastically signed on. Although her natural reserve might have made that less than obvious when shooting on the 2016 episodes began.

Beginning work on any project, “I am unusually nervous and weird and forget lines and don’t behave like the character for the first couple of days,” she said. “So there wasn’t a kind of ‘Whoo hoo, here we go!’ thing that happened for me.”

Still, she’s clearly grateful that, 23 years after the show premiered, she’s still identified with “The X-Files.” Grateful that’s the show that made her famous.

“It could have been something else. It could have been something that I hated or had bad reviews,” Anderson said. “So I was very lucky.”


Posted on March 13th, 2016 by Gillian Anderson Online

I’ve added screencaps of  Gillian talking about the pay gap between her x-files co star David Duchovny. You can also see a video below,enjoy!

Screencaptures > 2016 > Gillian Anderson on getting Equal Pay | Jonathan Ross Show


Posted on February 20th, 2016 by Gillian Anderson Online

(SOURCE)As The X-Files wraps up its six-episode return, Mulder (David Duchovny) is MIA, and Scully (Gillian Anderson) is desperate for answers. Both characters will face unforeseen dangers, but luckily, they will get some help. Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale), last seen in Episode 1, returns to aid Scully, and Special Agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish) also reemerges again since leaving the FBI sometime after Mulder and Scully went on the run in 2002.

“She has some key information,” Gish shares. “And [in the finale] she sees Scully.” For the actress, who joined the Fox series during its eighth season (before becoming a regular in Season 9), working with Anderson again “was so comfortable, so familiar. It was a lovely reunion.”

Much of what goes on in the finale is top secret, but newly introduced agents Miller (Robbie Amell) and Einstein (Lauren Ambrose) will be back, as well. “I showed a buddy of mine who is a huge fan of the show one thing, and he won’t let me live it down,” Amell admits. “The finale will absolutely blow people’s minds.”

We spoke with Carter directly to learn a little bit more about the dangers in the final hour, what CSM is up to, Doggett’s (Robert Patrick) status and more.

The finale is once again diving into the show’s mythology. What can you share about “My Struggle II”?
I can tell you it’s cutting edge science, genetics. There are two other writers credited on the story. They’re both doctors, they’re both big X-Files fans. One of them was my science advisor for many years on the show. The other works in public health in Toronto, Canada. They were both very helpful in helping me to track the science that becomes science fiction in Episode 6.

Where are Mulder and Scully in the final hour?
Mulder and Scully are not together. In fact, Scully wants to find out where Mulder is. It becomes a race, not only to find Mulder, but to save Mulder.

The premiere was the only episode where the show addressed their romantic breakup. Since this episode is a bookend to the first hour, will you touch on their romantic relationship?
We touch upon the relationship in the finale, but [because] Mulder and Scully are not together, [there’s] really a sense of desperation for both characters. You’ll see how protective Mulder is of Scully in the final episode.

So far, the revival has utilized some nontraditional means of telling its stories—flashbacks,daydreams, hallucinations, etc. Is the finale told in a straightforward manner, or will another method be used to tell the entire story?
I can tell you it’s a roller coaster that is as exciting as any roller coaster ride you’ve been on withThe X-Files. Both characters’ lives are in danger, in interesting and brand new ways.

Last time we saw Tad, he had been discredited. How is he bouncing back from that?
You’re going to find Tad regaining his credibility, and on to what may be the biggest case of Scully’s life.

Reyes is also returning. What can you say about where she’s been since we last saw her?
She reenters the picture in a very interesting way. You’re going to find out that while Mulder and Scully have been away from the FBI, so has she, in a way that one might least expect.

She was close with Doggett when we last saw her. Robert Patrick had commitments toScorpion, so he couldn’t return, but is their relationship touched on at all?
Doggett is not mentioned in the episode. We couldn’t use Robert, so we didn’t want to hearken to a character [who was not there]…we wanted to be mindful of all viewers. Her story actually diverged from his, many years ago, so it wasn’t [needed].

Viewers got just the tiniest hint of Cigarette Smoking Man in “My Struggle I,” but aside fromMulder’s recent drug trip, CSM hasn’t been seen since. How will we see him in “My Struggle II”?
The CSM has a very important role in the finale. You will see we go to some length to explain, in a very graphic way, how he survived that missile strike [in the 2002 finale].

His apparent death in the finale was extremely graphic—we saw his skin burn off his skull. Will this explanation top that?
It’s graphic in a totally different way.

There was a throwaway line in the premiere about the alien event that was supposed to occur in 2012. Is this something that gets resolved?
It is touched on more fully. Actually, we say, somewhat specifically, what the significance of 2012 was.

When the series originally ended in 2002, the final scene showed Mulder and Scully talking in a hotel room—much like they did in the show’s pilot. Are there any similar callbacks, either to the 1993 pilot or the 2016 season premiere, in this finale?
It’s not exactly like the hotel room scene, but there is a callback to Mulder’s house—it’s no longer Mulder and Scully’s house. What we saw in the first episode, and what we see in the last episode is a very different thing.


Posted on November 27th, 2014 by

No 16: The Fall

GILLIAN ANDERSON: THE FALL (2013-2014)

Gillian Anderson is tough and shrewd as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, a Metropolitan Police officer assigned to work in Northern Ireland to pursue a serial killer. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Anderson, 46, brings great conviction to the role.

Source: Telegraph


Posted on October 24th, 2014 by

Check out the interview with Gillian and Jamie about ‘The Fall’ Season.
Remebering ‘The Fall’ returns Sunday, November 9 on RTE One and Monday, November 10 on BBC Two:


Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by

If Gillian Anderson used to be known for her nine-year stint as special agent Dana Scully on the 90s television phenomenon The X Files, nowadays she’s more likely to be approached about being Jamie ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Dornan’s co star in the BBC’s hit crime thriller, The Fall, back on our screens next month.
‘I’ve been surprised at how funny he is,’ says Anderson, in the way that being funny and as ridiculously good-looking as Dornan is indeed pleasantly surprising. ‘He’s very, very funny and good at telling stories. He’s a good mimic as well.’ Then, suddenly sounding quite motherly, she adds, ‘He’s a lovely young lad. On the first series, people were like, “Who is this guy? Is he an ex-model or something?” Now people don’t ever want to talk to me about The X-Files. They only want to ask about Jamie Dornan.’

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