Gillian Anderson, best known for playing Scully in ‘The X Files’, has been on a roll lately. In addition to recurring in ‘Hannibal’, she’s also starring in a new series for NBC called ‘Crisis’, landed a leading role in ‘Our Robot Overlords’, and will be starring in her ‘sexiest role yet’ in The Fall.
She will be starring as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson in ‘The Fall’, which is a new five part BBC series. Anderson will be playing a woman in her ‘sexual prime’, which is definitely a drastic change from Scully.
Gillian opens up about playing Stella, saying, “If Stella finds a man attractive, she doesn’t hesitate to make the first move. I quite like that in a woman, I’ve discovered. I like the way Stella is so sexually confident but there are consequences to that, as you’ll see over the serial.”
She adds, “I would quite like to be like her. But I found filming the sex scenes difficult. It always is. Both sides get very nervous and you think, ‘What if he’s a terrible kisser?’ I’m pleased Stella keeps her clothes on, though. I am not happy naked on film. But Stella is comfortable in her own skin. She’s much more feminine than Scully ever was.”
Gillian also discusses why she’s turned down roles on Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey, revealing, “My 18-year-old cannot believe that I would turn down Game Of Thrones or Downton — things she loves to watch. But if I am going to be spending that amount of time working on something I would rather be working with a director like Martin Scorsese.” She adds that her children remain her priority, and she only took the Fall because the producers told her she could go home during the weekends.
And I’m sure it also doesn’t hurt that she’ll be able to play sexy and feminine, something she hasn’t done in a long time. After all, wouldn’t that help her rumored romance David Duchovny get interested in her again?