Gillian Anderson: Young women still come up to me and say that she has had an impact on them when they need to feel strong for an interview. They think of her and what Scully would do….

Gillian Anderson: It is amazing. It is not a lot to do with me, it’s lot to do with the character that was created

Samira Ahmed:That’s unfair. It’s your performance as well.


“Mulder, what are these people dying for? Is it for the truth or for the lies?” “It’s got to be for the truth. If we owe them anything, it’s to make sure of that.”

So if it exists [violence against women] there is truth there. We’re saying this exists in the world, we’re not going to hide it from you and switch to another scene because we’re afraid of how you’re going to react to it. Violence against women exists in our backyards, in every single city in the world and in many cities it’s above the law.
—  Gillian Anderson re. the criticism of the violence against women that is depicted in The Fall, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (x)
During the original series that was the case and I fought very hard for parity and it became public. So the fact that they had the audacity to do it again, in this day and age, for something that is so clearly a two hander..that anybody thought that it wouldn’t become public is also mind- boggling.
—  Gillian Anderson re. her fight for equal pay on The X-Files, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (x)

Gillian Anderson & Jamie Dornan Interview - BBC Breakfast 2016

“It’s not green…it’s blue isn’t?”

When I’m here (London) and I attempt to stay American it feels so wrong and it doesn’t work. I can’t be around my kids and friends speaking in a British accent without falling into it and it’s the same over there. It feels very strange to continue a British accent. If I do it, it’s deliberate. The natural thing is just that one falls into the other and so to force either one in the opposite place feels like I’m doing something against my nature.
—  Gillian Anderson on being bidialectal, Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (x)
The Fall Season 3: 5 Reasons We Can't Wait For The Show's Return
The Fall returns to our screens this week, and we cannot wait for its conclusion.
By Katie Feehan

1. Stella Gibson

Whilst Jamie Dornan is excellent as Paul Spector and one half of the show’s driving force, it is unarguably Gillian Anderson that has made The Fall such a standout success for the BBC.

DSI Stella Gibson is brought in to oversee the investigation at the start of the series but is constantly questioned and undermined from the minute she arrives in Belfast. And where weaker writing may have made her a two-dimensional flag-bearer for strong women in predominantly male environments, The Fall’s Stella is complex and fully-rounded.

Despite her flaws, she is unapologetic and unequivocally determined to show up and do her job with the cool demeanour that often stuns her male counterparts. She handles Belfast’s meanest street thugs with the same unwavering manner as she does her lecherous drunken boss.

Season three will bring its own challenges for Stella now that Spector has been apprehended. How will Tom react to her tending to the killer’s wounds over his given their involvement? Will Stella be blamed for the mess that unfolded in the woods? Will she finally be able to make sure Spector answers for his crimes?

No matter the outcome, in Gibson, The Fall has a female character that we really need more of and we hope that Gillian Anderson returns with as much an electrifying performance as ever.

anonymous asked:

Will you upload the BBC Front Row intvw? I'm not going to download the BBC Player and keep waiting for someone to post it but it isn't up yet.

Hi Nonny - I’m not really comfortable uploading this as rather than an interview it’s an actual feature on a dedicated arts show that makes all their archive available permanently - so rather than being helpful preserving the thing/cutting it out of a 3 hour music show, I’d actually be diverting their traffic which is not cool given that’s what keeps em on the air!. However if you go to the shows page - you can download the show as an MP3 without needing to download the BBC player at all…

So while I can’t help you you should be able to listen and support the show. Gillian is up first!!