The 43-year-old mother of three shares her experiences starring in The X-Files and Johnny English Reborn
Actor Gillian Anderson on slapstick, motherhood and the perils of Googling yourself.
NOT SO SERIOUS: "People don't know that I can do funny," says former X-Files star Gillian Anderson.
COMEDY is far from alien to Gillian Anderson, the former X-Files star who is in Australia to promote her latest film with master funnyman Rowan Atkinson
A far cry from the cool Dana Scully who made her famous, Gillian Anderson speaks with Michael Lallo about her new film, her transatlantic upbringing and how acting saved her.
Although arguably best known for the time she’s spent playing Agent Dana Scully on “The X-Files,” Gillian Anderson has also found a home in numerous period pieces and literary adaptations over the years, from Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House” to Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth.” Now, she’s taking on Herman Melville, thanks to a small but pivotal part of Starz’s “Moby Dick,” where she plays Captain Ahab’s wife, Elizabeth. Bullz-Eye talked to Anderson during the summer 2011 TCA Press Tour and got a bit of insight into her character (who – we have been led to understand – has never before appeared in a film or TV adaptation of the novel), but we also checked in on the status of the next “X-Files” film as well as what we can expect from her in the upcoming “Johnny English Reborn.”
Gillian Anderson to appear in the action-comedy sequel.